Tea sandwiches (cucumber and goat cheese (forgot which kind), salmon sandwiches, egg salad, and ham with mango chutney). The BEST scones in the world. The raisins had been soaked in jasmine tea. And incredible chocolate desserts and tarts. Yum!
Hands down, the best meal ever was at a company Christmas party. This wasn't any old Christmas party; this particular party was held at my husband's (former) employer's home. This gentleman happened to be good
friends with one of the top chefs in the area and the chef came to the house and cooked the best food I've ever eaten in my life. We ate on china and drank out of wine glasses he brought in, and were served by waitstaff handpicked for the occasion. An amazing meal.
Restaurant Jean-Georges at 1 Central Park West, New York City. Unbelievably delicious!
she helped us all celebrate out blessings by serving foods from both lands. Mary’s incomparable Italian wedding zuppa with homemade mini-meatballs; her hand-rolled gnocchi; and her fragrant stuffing with Italian chestnuts joined a thirty-five pound turkey and it’s more familiar trimmings of mashed potatoes, gravy, and buttered green beans to make a meal I long to enjoy again. I can recreate these dishes, but they will never be quite the same as when my beloved aunt made them with her own two hands. As far as restaurant meals go, I've enjoyed so many that it's nearly impossible to narrow the field. Among the most memorable, however, was a dinner I savored one spring in Anchorage, Alaska, when Simon and Seafort’s kitchen served me the best dang salmon I ever tasted. http://simonandseaforts.com/page/home
Always the best meal ever was at my grandmother's house on Christmas and I still serve it today to my family. It's roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and string beans (sliced then by the end of a potato peeler) cooked in salt/butter water. Apple pie with ice cream or icebox sugar cookies for dessert. Granted, I have to make everything gluten-free for me now, but I still serve the family "the meal" and everyone looks forward to it. Yum. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
There have been so many...how to choose? I think I'd have to nominate my first dinner in Paris: boeuf bourgignon, followed by tarte Tatin for dessert, in a small bistro on the Left Bank (no, I'm not making this up). I was a very conservative eater until my early twenties, and French food changed all that, fast.
I knew my palate had finally grown up when I found myself enjoying a country pate with whole-grain mustard and cornichons--and I had refused to eat liver, mustard or pickles at all up until then.
Gorgonzola stuffed gnocchi in a hole in the wall restaurant in Florence, Italy with tiramisu and espresso for dessert. Oh, and the carafe of house wine (red) that went with was delightful, too. Sigh...Jenn
I don't think I've ever had a bad meal in Paris.
Now it's your turn! What was the best meal you ever had and where was it?