I'm sure you've heard that today, Saturday, May 21, 2011, will be the end of the world, the Apocolypse, the Rapture, etc. Already knowing this, I still made a grave mistake last night. I forgot to take the Torta Setteveli, an extra I had made for my auntie's birthday party, from the freezer. It may have been my last meal on earth, and I left a delicious end-of-the-world chocolate dessert in the freezer. Oh Dio Mio!!!
I know, I know; how can I possibly call myself @foodloverkathy and not have elaborately planned my last meal? Well, last night while my Torta Setteveli was defrosting, I ate some so-so store-bought chocolate ice cream, on top of which I put some chopped chocolate and chocolate sauce (you know, just in case) and made my last meal plans. Here they are.
The antipasti -
Caponata: Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables and I'm a sucker for agrodolce
Lampascioni (the small sour onions from Puglia) in Agrodolce sauce
Arancini al Ragu
For the Primi Piatti -
Fish Ravioli with Seafood and its Sauce (and bread to get all of that sauce)
Pasta all' Amatriciana - It can be with bucatini, penne or rigatoni, but I can't go out without one last taste of the guanciale and the sauce on my tongue
The Fish Course(s) -
The Meat Course -
For the Dessert(s) -
Cannoli alla Siciliana - with Ricotta di Pecora Siciliana, per favore
The wine -
Since this last meal stuff is serious business and I'm far from a wine expert, maybe Jeremy, Hande and Joel would help out with wine selections? In the meantime, my choices for part of the meal, would be a few wines I still think about: the Albanegra from Cantine Menhir and one or two Barolo wines.
Location, location, location -
It is just as important for a last meal. As long as I'm along the shores of the blue Mediterrenean, I would be happy. It could be Sicily, Puglia, Campania. Although I thought about making it an all-Southern Italy request, I couldn't leave Liguria and my "happy place" off the list.
A long table overlooking one of these coastlines and surrounded by all the people I love, friends and family. Now that's my idea of an earth-ending meal. Much better than left over beef borguignon and some make-shift chocolate sundae, don't you think?
Panarea in the Aeolian Islands - and - Ortigia in Sicily
Positano along the Amalfi Coast - and - Vernazza in the Cinque Terre
Now it's your turn. What would your last meal be? Where would you eat it and with whom?