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Desert Island Meal

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by monicabilongame, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    What one meal would you take with you to your desert Island?

    You are allowed:
    1 starter
    1 main
    1 pudding

    2 wines
    1 liqueur
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  2. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Oh so many things! This is too hard but I will have a go. I reserve the right to post again when I change my mind.

    Starter: twice baked gruyere soufflés.
    Main: roast chicken with roasties, veg and so much gravy.
    Pud: chocolate cherry trifle (I have so many more ideas for this).

    The liqueur would be Amaretto. I could pick some limes to add some juice. Wine is tricky. I prefer red but my meal choices work better with white. I will have a Chilean Malbec and someone else can pick a dry white to go with my dinner.
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  3. cosmosinfrance

    cosmosinfrance Star commenter

    This is hard! Like Bombay, it may well change tomorrow but at the moment.....

    Starter: a very large selection of meze.
    Main: cold, very rare roast beef with horseradish and watercress, salads (green, tomato and avocado and, my current favourite, grated celeriac in mayo), hot gruyere potatoes, pickles, chutneys etc
    Pud: not sure but it would have to have lemon, raspberries and ground almonds in it

    Wine: A bottle of Amarone and a Gigondas
    Liqueur: perhaps just a glass of well chilled Orange Muscat and Flora with my pudding
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  4. bizent

    bizent Star commenter

    Oooh this could change on an almost minute-by-minute basis.

    Starter would be chicken quesadillas with sour cream and julienne tomatoes (a la Balans, Soho
    Main fillet steak (rare) with thrice-cooked chips and stir-fried mange tout
    Desert - warm chocolate brownies with cream

    Wine: Australian Chardonnay (that's all I like)
    Cocktails: Pornstar Martini
  5. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Can we share? I want to eat everyone else's menus too!
  6. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Starter - A fish soup of some sort. Bouillabaisse ideally. With rouille and croutons
    Main - Rare roast rib of beef, daupinouse, glazed carrots, petits pois a la francaise, roast shallots, gravy, horseradish.
    Dessert - Tarte tatin

    I want four types of wine please. A Krug for appetiser, a crist Picpoul de Pinet with the soup, a vintage Gigondas with the beef and a dessert muscat with the pudding.

    Afterwards I'll have my liquer of a seven star Metaxa.
  7. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Starter pasta with clams
    Main probably beef......rare, bearnaise sauce, dauphinois, whatever veggies.
    Pud panacotta with strawberries or creme caramel
    Wine champagne and petrus
    Liquer Chateau d'yquem to have with my pud!
  8. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    I'm hungry now!
  9. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Starter: French onion soup
    Main: Pork&Leek sausages with cauliflower cheese & mashed spuds & swede
    Pud: A MASSIVE cheese board (which obviously comes with Port!)

    Wines: Malbec & Guntrum
    Cocktail: White Russian - lots and lots and lots
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  10. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    Starter Mezze
    Main Chateaubriand with Béarnaise sauce, fat chips and asparagus
    Pud, chocolate, cream and strawberries and raspberries and pineapple and blueberries and more cream and more choclolate
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  11. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Either that or...

    - Two pints of Thornbridge Jaipur with a bag of pork scratchings
    - Thick sliced ham, two fried eggs and real chips with a cup of strong Yorkshire tea (tiny dash of milk, no sugar)
    - A vat of hazelnut ice cream

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