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The Last Supper: Mark Bonnar tells us what hed eat for his last meal

Ive chosen dishes from all over the place. If this is my last supper, I want to make the most of it,..

By admin , in Life , at May 1, 2018

Ive chosen dishes from all over the place. If this is my last supper, I want to make the most of it, and if that means bending the rules then so be it.

First Id be travelling to LAtelier near Covent Garden. Its a Joel Robuchon restaurant I ate in around 2010. Before my wife and I had the kids, we used to go to a Michelin-starred restaurant to celebrate our birthdays each year. This was one of my favourites – I loved being there and the food was out of this world. We had a five-course tasting menu and everything was exceptional, but for the purposes of this supper, Im going to go with the beetroot tartare with wholegrain mustard sorbet and fresh herbs, which I can thoroughly recommend.

Ive chosen two main courses, because Im greedy. The first is a dish my wife Lucy Gaskell made back in 2013. Shes an ambassador for Womens Aid and she came up with an idea called Donate Your Plate, where she invited friends round for dinner, and they donated money based on what they thought it was worth. She invited her pals from the TV series Cutting It, so we had Amanda Holden, Sarah Parish, Angela Griffin, Lisa Falkner and Nichola Stevenson, and Lucy cooked one of the most remarkable meals Ive ever eaten. It was pan-fried halibut with a saffron sauce that was to die for, served with black rice, which Ive never had before, but has now become very popular. Id have happily paid 70 or 80 quid for it in a restaurant.

My second main course isnt so glamorous by a long shot. Its a thing called a “stonner kebab” from Rubys Cafe in Glasgow, which has been dubbed the most dangerous supper in Scotland. I have to admit that Ive never tried it, so this will be a surprise for me. “Stonner” is a Glaswegian word for erection, and this thing is a pork sausage wrapped in donner meat and coated in not one but two layers of batter, served on a bed of chips. Weighing in at a kilo and a half, its 1,000 calories, with 46g of fat. And it only costs £3! Its a mythical beast, this thing, and people keep mentioning it to me, so I figure I may as well go out with a bang. Being Scottish, I love deep fried stuff, so I cant die without trying it.

For dessert Im going homespun again: my grannys trifle, which was the taste of my childhood. I could go with either my mums mums or my dads mums version – they both made a mean trifle. They were quite different, one was boozier, proper big bits of sponge soaked in sherry. The other was a lot smoother, with home made custard and not much booze. They kind of reflected the grannies themselves, come to think of it. Both were special in their own way.

And I want to top it off with a Creme Egg, because its about the sweetest thing my teeth can take. It sets them tingling but I love it. I know this sounds like a lot of food, but Ill keep eating until they drag me away.

• Mark is now starring in Instructions for Correct Assembly running at the Royal Court Theatre until 19 May. For tickets go to royalcourttheatre.com; Humans returns to Channel 4 in May

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