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Your Last Supper

By L. Stolpman in Food on Sep 15, 2008 6:33PM


We've been reading My Last Supper, a book that asks 50 chefs what they would eat for their last meal. It made us wonder about what we'd choose for our last meal if our choices were limited to restaurants in Chicago. Here are some of our picks:

  • Tankboy: Tecalitlán ...and either steak tacos or steak fajitas. Hell, if it's my last meal I'm eating both! And washing it down with a couple pitchers of their delicious Margaritas. (1814 W Chicago Ave.)
  • Ali: I would go to Twist and get like 12 orders of the bacon wrapped dates. The sauce they serve with it is made from thick, tangy maple-y warm dewdrops from heaven. (3412 N. Sheffield.)
  • Jacy: I would go to Schwa and I would eat their quail egg ravioli for nine hours straight. And then I'd go to that one fruit cart man and get his mangoes with lime juice, salt and chili powder. (Schwa: 1466 N. Ashland. Fruit Cart Man: We dunno.)
  • L.Stolpman: I'm heading to San Soo Gap San for bulgogi, kalbi, rice, kimchee and bibimbop and everything else I can get my hands on and I'm going along with this guy. (5247 N. Western.)
  • Lizz: I second Ali's bacon-wrapped dates from Twist, only I would add Twist's jalapeno gnocchi to my order. -OR- chiken tikka masala and saag paneer from Essence of India in Lincoln Square. (4601 N. Lincoln Ave.)
  • Amy: A down-home dinner at Art Smith's restaurant, Table 52. A meal prepared and fed to me by the big O's personal chef of 10 years? Trés Chicago! Then, for the hell of it, march up to the north side and have a mega-strawberry margarita at Cesars.
  • Anthony: I'd pick a giant drunken Greek feast with friends at the Parthenon, with all the Roditis and flaming cheese I can eat. (314 S. Halsted.)
  • Lauri: Veggie burrito with both guacamole AND sour cream at La Pasadita (1132 N. Ashland, 1140 N. Ashland, 1141 N. Ashland...yes, all crammed together...) followed by some cupcakes from Swirlz in LP. (705 W. Belden.)
  • Marcus: Popeyes. (Restaurant locations here.)
  • Benjy: I'm gonna say French Onion soup and mussels w/frites at Mon Ami Gabi. (2300 N. Lincoln Park West)
  • Margaret: I'm so about the cryporn on this one: I'd want my last Chicago meal to be like my favorite Chicago meals—cooked and shared with good friends, with plenty of cheap wine and a little too much dessert. Awwwwwwww. (Location: your friend's house.)
  • Rob: Las Piñatas in Old Town: 2 baskets of chips & salsa, order of enchiladas nortenas (mixtas--one each chicken, beef, cheese), and a large pitcher of margaritas. Sigh. That's heaven. (1552 N. Wells Street.)
  • The Decider, Chuck Sudo: 1) Start off with a fugu amuse bouche served with fennel and rice wine vinegar (paired with a stiff shot of Partida reposado tequila) (Location: Anywhere I can get it, I'm a dead man anyway, right?), 2) pear and goat cheese tart flambees from Koda Bistro in Beverly (paired with Lindeman's Peche lambic) (10352 S. Western), 3) A castle of seafood from David Burke's Primehouse (paired with a Celis White Ale) (606 N. Rush St.), 4) Rick Bayless' chilaquiles al guajilo (paired with Bell's Amber Ale), 5) Fusili arrabiata from Gio's Cafe and Deli (paired with Goose Island 312) (2724 S. Lowe), 6) Bread pudding and strawberry compote from Sheffield's (paired with Unibroue Queleque Chose) (3258 N. Sheffield), and finally 7) white chocolate lemon ganaches from Canaday le Chocolatier (paired with Unibroue Ephemere) (824 S. Wabash).

Let us know where you'd go!

Photo by Umm.