A few years ago, Caterer and Hotelkeeper used to run a regular feature asking chefs what the menu would be for their final meal before shuffling off this mortal coil. We also asked them who would be in the kitchen; and who the other guests would be. Here's what Marcus Wareing told us a few year ago.
the evening would kick off with a glass of Krug. The guest list would be limited to his close family, who would enjoy rib-eye steak cooked on the bone with French fries, béarnaise sauce, French mustard and onion rings all prepared by Tom Aikens and Anthony Demetre. The meal would be complemented by Pétrus 1970 - "the best so far, and the year of my birth". Muhammad Ali would be after-dinner speaker.
What would you choose as your last supper? Who would you enjoy it with? What would be on the iPod? What wines would you choose? And who would your guest speaker be?
Surprised no responses yet to this bit of fun.
My last supper would be with my wife [she does not read this forum by the way]
On the iPod would be selected tracks from Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Jenufa, Mathew's Passion, Amy, Rhianna and Adele.
I would eat Tamworth pork, 5 ways, garden spinach and young double podded broad beans picked no more than 30 minutes before.
For wine, Vega Sicilia Unico 1970
Guest speaker for me would be Winston Churchill
Fallowfields Hotel and Restaurant, Oxfordshire
Thanks Anthony, some great shouts in there - but wouldn't Jenufa dampen the mood somewhat?
My last supper would be in the grounds of Hever Castle and to have a medieval banquet with my entire family and in-laws.
Jimmy Doherty (Jimmy's Farm) would be in charge of the hog roast, Jamie Oliver would be prepping the veg from my Aunty's garden, and my Nan, and only my Nan, would be roasting the potatoes. Jimmy will also have brought with him lamb shanks, turkey legs and beef for the serious carnivores.
On the iPod we'd have Stars on 45 for the oldies, 80's school disco for the middle aged, ZingZilla rock for the little ones and the grand finale would be Frank Sinatra 'I did it my way'
Bottles of Pommery would be flowing whilst Bruce Forsyth conducted a dance masterclass. In the late evening, we'd sit back and enjoy coffee and Cognac whilst listening to Henry VIII explain his exploits and the need for six wives.
My last supper would be surrounded by friends and close family overlooking water with a jazz band playing nearby. Scallops and roast duck with a few bottles of Gevrey Chambertin 1er cru. The perfect guest speaker would be my doctor who rushes in to say “Peter, we got the test results muddled up… there’s nothing wrong with you after all!”
hahah that's given me an early morning chuckle
hopefully my last supper would be a multi course affair, comprising the best dishes i have eaten on my travels including the live shrimp and mussel in an edible shell from Noma, ANYTHING from Rasmus kofoed's Geranium restaurant, the croissant i had at 4am at rungis market bakery and a finale of Grant Achatz creating a chocolate dessert on the table. To accompany the meal, my nan's elderflower champagne.The guest list is basically my immediate family, best friend Kevin Barron, Phoebe Cates, and Tony Bourdain. Musical entertainment from the white stripes and after dinner speaker would be Nicky Wire from the manic street preachers.
Wow! chefbennett01 that is some line up! :)
full roast with yorkie puds - regardles of what meat was!! - roast lamb most likely
apple crumble & custard
guests - my family
after dinner speaker - michael mcIntryre
to drink? dare I say? crabbies ginger beer or G&T!
sorry i can't drink wine!!