Here is my contribution to The Traveler's Lunchbox 5 things to eat before you die challenge. Thanks to Rosie, for the tag. Here are my five things you should eat before you die, in no particular order:
Foie Gras, prepared by a master: no veins, no scary bits, nothing seared or stuffed. Just the basics - poached and chilled foie gras with salt and toast, and maybe some fruity something on the side to cut the richness (read about this foie gras here).
Oysters, freshly shucked and cold, with some mignonette. Maybe accompanied by some champagne (read about these oyster here).
Fatty blue fin tuna belly (otoro) and real, freshly grated wasabi (read about this otoro here, and other oysters).
A big fat tomato, still warm from the sun, smeared with mayo and sprinkled with salt (don't know it 'til you try it).
Jeni's Ice Cream - any flavor will do, but I recommend Dark Cocoa Gelato, Lemon Yogurt, and Maker's Mark Buttered Pecan. (Pictured is Sweet Corn with Blackberry)