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"seven deadly sins" dinner ideas

asiansensation007 | | Jul 5, 2007 08:29 PM

Last season, top chef had a seven deadly sins dinner. I thought was great and the food looked really good. I want to host my own seven deadly sins dinner and I was looking for any ideas. A while back, I remember chowhound having a discussion about what we would make if presented with this challenge and I recall a lot of great suggestions. Alas, the thread has seemed to disappear--obliterated in cyberspace. So I am asking for your help once more... What would be a good idea for the following sins: (included is what the contestents made)

Wrath--Sam: Spicy shrimp cevieche with chili pepper popcorn
Greed--Cliff--Seafood Boullabaise with a Thai Green Curry Broth
Envy--Michael: Trout and Salmon with Aspargus and a basil alioli
Pride--Elia: Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables
Lust--Marcel: Cherry Tart topped with Cherry foam and Cherry gelee
Sloth--Betty: and a trio of soups in wineglasses
Gluttony--Illan: Rich chocolate cake with funnel cake and a cream anglaise

I saw L'Explorateuer had a sins dinner and it looked even better! I was thinking oysters for lust, perphaps a crown of ribs for pride (or filet mingon or a porterhouse) and i liked the idea of envy being an amouse bouche...yet im not sure what to make. I thought that some kind of dish with prawns and baby shrimp would be a good envy dish but I've never seen anything that incorporates the two. But dont let my suggestions influence you....what would you make if you were preparing this kind of feast? What foods for what courses and why?

lol i had a thought of doing a 1/2 pound burger for gluttony but then nobody would eat anything else!

I look forward to your suggestions!