an MCU menu

November 2, 2016

One of the ideas I’ve been noodling with lately is geeky theme dinners.  Like, Harry Potter would be an excellent choice, especially if you could manage floating candles over the table.  (Google brings up dozens of sites on the topic.)  Lord of the Rings would also be excellent.  Or an Unexpected Hobbit Party?  Like this?  There’s A Feast of Ice and Fire, the Game of Thrones cookbook.  (Not recommended for weddings.)  I would love to do something like this someday.

So I got to thinking what I would serve at an MCU-themed dinner.

Fondu, of course.  And shwarma.

For Steve Rogers:  meatloaf and apple pie.  The meatloaf would have green chili because Steve is always up for trying new things.

I would need to comb through the movies and ID every cocktail that ends up in Tony Stark’s hand.  Especially at the party at the start of Age of Ultron.  I’d need to find out what dish Vision is trying to make — and getting wrong — for Wanda in Civil War.

Thor would need a Viking feast.  A big roast bird, lentil stew, hearty bread.  Mead.

Along with food actually served in the movies, ideally every character would have a dish to represent them, which means I’d need to figure out something for Nick Fury, Bruce, Clint, Sam, and so on.  A lot of these dishes totally would not go together, but somehow we’d make it work.  Much like the Avengers themselves.

Oh, and I almost forgot.  Wait for it. . .wait for it. . .

Natasha Stroganoff.




3 Responses to “an MCU menu”

  1. kholvoe Says:

    For trying new things, Steve Rogers needs to try Sriacha on the meatloaf.

  2. Jaws Says:

    Vision is, if I recall correctly, trying to make Chicken Paprikash for Wanda — a startlingly easy dish in terms of technique, but actually quite difficult in terms of shopping for it (at least over here).

    And there needs to be some variety of mashed potatoes and gravy with Steve Rogers’s meatloaf — I think that’s more likely where he’d experiment (garlicky smashed red potatoes with a brandy-demiglace gravy) than the meatloaf itself. He tries new things… a little bit at a time, and never right at the core.

    Coulson has a secret collection of the entire PBS run (every episode and guest appearance!) of Julia Child, carefully digitized off of long-thought-lost one-inch videotape. He thought these were MUCH more important than the lost Dr Who BBC tapes, which are somewhere in SHIELD’s possession because they showed an actual Inhuman transformation… and not just because they were badly scripted.

  3. James Targett Says:

    I think Bruce would be cooking something Heston Blumenthal like in the lab: total molecular gastronomy.

    Clint: well I think he would have something like a hot dog or a Philisteak. But that could be because I have just been reading Matt Fraction’s run on Hawkeye. And I accept that the NYC Hawkeye is a different beast from the MCU one.

    As for NIck Fury … I really don’t know … beyond the fact that it would be very, very good.

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