If you were offered one free meal anywhere in the world...where would you go?
I saw an article recently where top chefs were posed this question, and their answers were mostly predictable. Grant Achatz went to Per Se to see what his former colleague Thomas Keller was up to. And I thought... Chowhounds could be more inventive that that! So here's your chance.
Where would you go? It should be about food. You shouldn't say, I'll eat at Treetops Lodge in Kenya because even if the food is horrible (it's not) I'll get to see wild animals out the window. And I don't think it should be about the money. You might pick a $350 meal at Masa, or you might also pick a perfect Shandong jian bing from an old street vendor in Shanghai, which costs about 50 cents.
If you really wanted, you could time travel, and see (and taste) as Vatel or Carême did his best. Of course if you break some obscure rule of 17th century court etiquette and Louis XIV has you flung in a dungeon, don't blame us.