In this double episode, we create our dream menus – A full 4 course meal made up of the best dishes we’ve ever eaten after traveling to 95 countries.
Our dream menu special – celebrating reaching our 50th episode of The Dish podcast, is a homage to one of our favourite food comedy podcasts, Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster. On their show, they are joined each week by a different guest who describes their own dream menu, made up of whatever dishes they want from their life and from around the globe, brought to them in an imaginary way by the genie waiter, James Acaster.
On our show, we (Tommo & Megsy) interview each other about our perfect dream menu options from all over the world. It’s going to get a little ridiculous…
Part 1: We describe our favourite starters, and main courses and the stories behind them.
Part 2: Tommo reveals his main course selection, plus our top desserts and drinks.
SPOILER ALERT: Photos of our favourite dishes are displayed below. It’s best to listen to the episodes first 🙂
Pre-Starter: Water & Papadoms or Bread! Megsy
Shoti Bread (tonis puri) – Tbilisi Georgia + Herb Butter @ Barbarestan, Tbilisi Georgia + Refried Beans @ Manjar Blanco, Merida Mexico
Pre-Starter: Water & Papadoms or Bread! Tommo
Arugala Bread @ Taberna do Reolojoerio, Lisbon Portugal + Herb Butter @ Barbarestan, Tbilisi Georgia
Honorable Munchion: Tandoori Paratha, Amritsar India
Starter – Megsy
Bacon wrapped prawns @ Los Papanos, Celestun Mexico
Starter – Tommo
Saganaki Cheese With Tanjarine Jam @ Salis Restaurant – Chania, Crete
Honorable Munchion: Mollejas @ La Rueda, Merida, Mexico
Main – Megsy
Yogurtlu @ Barbadimos, Athens Greece
Main – Tommo
Tommo Super Special Surf & Turf Selection
BBQ Ribs @ Tome Jenkins BBQ, Fort Lauderdale USA
Ribcap @ The Grand At Moon Palace, Cancun Mexico
SoSo’s Pork BBQ (Mtsvadi) Georgia
Grilled Octopus @ Maina Gastro Bar, Kos Greece.
Sides – Megsy
Beer Battered Fries @ Brisbane Brewing Company or North Burleigh Surf Club Australia
(fries featured in the background below – the Moreton Bay Bug was super tasty too!)
Stuffing Wrapped in Bacon @ Casa Williams (Made by Tommo)
Grilled Haloumi – Anywhere in Greece
Sides – Tommo
Pizza – 4 cheese + cherry tomatoes @ Lombardi a Santa Chiara, Naples Italy, circa 2010
Drinks – Megsy
Brewdog Brewing Company – Punk IPA
(Brewdog is from Scotland but you can find this beer in many craft beer bars around the world these days)
Drinks – Tommo
Chris Ringland Shiraz 2009, Barossa Valley Australia
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Dessert – Megsy
Mango Sticky Rice @ Galangal, Koh Samui Thailand
Honorable Munchion: Papanasi @ Hanu’ Berarilor Casa Soare, Bucharest Romania
Honorable Munchion: Coconut Pie From Elvi’s, San Pedro, Belize
Honorable Munchion: Cinnabon (Even Tommo Loves it)
Dessert – Tommo
Sticky Toffee Pudding @ The Bell Inn in Brook, in the New Forest, South England. Circa 2005.
(Image from Pieminister Bristol)
Honorable Munchion – Kunefe @ Dürümcü Emmi – Kadıköy, Istanbul Turkey