I love dimly lit restaurants with mussels and fries on the menu.
I love wrapping myself in a warm blanket with a mountain of cookbooks around me and a mug of hot chocolate in my hand.
I love frosting.
And the scent of new books at Barnes and Noble.
This afternoon I pose the age old question: what would your last meal be?
You know, if you only had one meal left and could pick anything on earth to eat…what would it be? Would you go the classic route with a perfect steak and fudge covered chocolate cake? Or are you more complex, asking for only a bowl of vanilla ice cream topped with a warm gooey chocolate chip cookie that’s slightly undercooked in the center?
For some reason, people love to ask me this question. I guess because they figure I’m obsessed with food and will have a really good and creative response.
People also love to ask me what my favorite dessert it. How could I possibly pick when I love them all?! It’s like asking a mother which child is her favorite.
I found myself thinking about this question though this morning as I stood in my fuzzy leopard print slippers and waited for my bagel to toast. I swear I wasn’t being morbid, I was just hungry.
If I had to pick one meal…one meal for the rest of my life… it would go as follows:
appetizer: one green chili pulled pork taco from Torchy’s in Austin with a shot of sweet tea (no vodka..just tea!) on the side
first course: a big salad with lots of spring mix (no curly lettuce), topped with roasted hazelnuts, fresh goat cheese and roasted beets
entree: a Croque-Madam sandwich from Circles Cafe in Paris (right near the Luxembourg Gardens). Now this important: I’d like the bread to be extra thick and toasted, and the egg to be extra runny. I would eat my sandwich slowly, using a fork and knife, and dip individual bites in spicy whole grain mustard. On the side, I’d drink a steamy cafe au lait made with creamy whole milk and raw sugar.
dessert: nutella crepe with caramelized banana slices and freshly whipped cream
But, I mean, I really haven’t thought much about it………
What about you? What would your last meal be?