Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Foodie Facebook: Mati

Name: Mati
Place: Montreal, Quebec
Occupation: Financial Analyst

1) What is your earliest childhood food memory?

I am ambivalent. It is either Dairy Queen in Cyprus or fried calamari, also in Cyprus

2) What did you eat today?

I am ashamed, but I ate a club sandwich.

3) What will your kids never be allowed to eat?

Never ever any kraft dinner in my house!!!!

4) What do you always have on hand in your fridge?

Fruit juice. It enlightens my day at the first sun rays of the morning

5) What is your beverage of choice?

A good espresso with a beautiful milk foam and some sugar into it. It is a morning delight.

6) If you could have dinner with anyone in the history of man, who would it be?

That one is a tough one. I would like to eat with somebody that appreciates eating, lounging through a meal, a good talk, good laughs, food elements that make the meal, the décor, …If it was a one to one, it has to be with the one I love. If I get to be in a group of people, it would the knights in the middle age, Churchill, Baden Powel (he must have some great stories), … It is really difficult to pinpoint one in particular. I guess If I had the possibility, I would aim for an historical trip through ages, tribes/groups/… and cultures. It would be a fantastic opportunity.

7)Ok, it’s your last meal ever, what do you have?

Above it must be a full course multiple dishes meal.
There’s got to be some tartare, even possibly fish tartare, in entrée.
In a second entrée, I would go for a grilled fish with coarse sea salt and dill. The skin must be on it still. White fish would be great.
Des pommes de terre risolés is a must with a juicy, tender and flavourful piece of meat medium rare. Add in some green peas or asparagus and I have reached the 3rd sky.
For cheese part, I would aim for a simple baguette and a creamy cheese, a goat cheese and a reblochon. I would love to see the face of the people accompanying me when I unwrap the Reblochon. By the way, the cheeses should be wrapped ;)
For desert, the only thing that would matter would be a tiramisu. Just a fantastic tiramisu. The best ever done in the entire world. If it has to be shipped overnight from Italy, so be it ;)
As you can see, nothing is really set cause the one thing I should add is that my last meal should involve a great chef that would surprise me all along with great dishes and presentations.

Ed Note: Merci, Mati!! Foodie Facebook is a regular feature on UtHC. Stay tuned, it could be you!


Anonymous said...

I knew Mati was a gourmand, yet was suprised (and not) with the clarity of his thoughts on food. I've never given that much thought to what I eat. I think your blog could change that
Love your Blog!

Aimée said...

Thanks Bri- glad you are stopping by UtHC and enjoying it.
PS. There's probably a lot of things about Mati that would surprise you!


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