Lidia Bastianich's Last Supper

Lidia Bastianich is a chef who specializes in Italian cuisine. She is also an author,
restaurateur and TV personality. She is a partner, along with Mario Batali and her
son, Joe Bastianich, in the restaurants Del Posto, Esca and Becco in Manhattan;
Lidia’s Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA and Lidia's Kansas City in Kansas City, MO.

What would be your last meal on earth?

My last meal would consist of a plate of sliced San Daniele prosciutto with some ripe black figs; linguine with white clam sauce; a plate of Grana Padano; and perfectly ripe, juicy peaches.

What would be the setting for the meal?

The setting would be in my house overlooking the Adriatic, while the waves cracked against the rocky shore.

What would you drink with your meal?

I would have plenty of Bastianich wines.  I would like to pair Bastianich Rosato with the prosciutto, Bastianich Vespa with the white clam sauce, and Morellino la Mozza with the Grana Padano.

Would there be music?

Sheherazade would be playing in surround sound.

Who would be your dining companions?

I would like my family and closest friends with me.

Who would prepare the meals?

I would cook with the assistance of my mother and children as we always do at home.

Melanie Dunea