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My Last Supper: One Meal a Lifetime in the Making with Jay Rayner
Imagine you are about to die.
You have one meal left.
What are you going to have?
It’s the question award-winning restaurant critic, MasterChef judge and writer Jay Rayner has been asked most often by audiences across the UK. It happened so often that he decided the time had come to investigate the concept of the last supper and why it intrigues us so. Is it because of the opportunity it presents us with to let your appetites run riot? Or is it because it’s a greedy way in which to tell the story of your own life? And if so, what would a man like Jay Rayner, who for two decades has made a living eating out in restaurants, choose to put on the menu?
In this barnstorming new show, based on his new book, Rayner investigates our fascination with last suppers and tells the stories of the killer dishes that would end up on his table: how he was introduced to oysters by his late mother, how he almost burnt down a hotel because of his love for snails in bubbling garlic butter and of the many ways by which the mighty pig has fed him over the years. Plus, he’ll get the audience to design their own last meal. My Last Supper: One Meal a Lifetime in the Making with Jay Rayner follows the success of his sell out shows, My Dining Hell and The Ten Food Commandments, which have taken audiences by storm across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US.
My Last Supper: One Meal a Lifetime in the Making with Jay Rayner. It’s a show to die for.
Renowned restaurant critic, MasterChef judge and sometime jazz pianist Jay Rayner is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster. He has written extensively across the British and international media as both feature writer and columnist on everything from crime and politics, to the arts and fashion. He now writes for the Observer, where he is a feature writer and restaurant critic. Jay has also long played the piano. In 2012 he formed The Jay Rayner Quartet and began gigging around the country, playing a repertoire from the Great American songbook, including tunes around the theme of food and drink. The quartet have been regulars at the Crazy Coqs, the highly regarded cabaret venue inside London’s Brasserie Zedel, and in November 2015 they performed at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s jazz club for the first time, to which they now return each year.
See Jay Rayner tour dates
- Oxford Street
- HG1 1QF