Monday, February 11, 2013

The last meal of King Faruq of Egypt

"At the Restaurant Ile de France.  Via Aurilia Antica. Rome, Italy.  March 17-18, 1965.
Egypt’s King Farouk has a dozen raw oysters splashed with Tabasco, lobster thermidor, roast baby lamb, roast potatoes, Monte Bianco, two oranges, two bottles of Fiuggi water and a Coca Cola.
The exiled king lights a Cuban cigar, gasps, clutches his throat and collapses at his table."

PS People may not know that King Faruq never drank alcohol.  But he drank the juice of the lamb after roasting it on fire.