"I’d be alone at the sushi bar," Bourdain said. "I think I’d prefer to die like an old lion -- to crawl away into the bushes where no one can see me draw my last breath. But in this case, I’d crawl away to a seat in front of this beautiful hinoki wood sushi bar, where three-Michelin starred Jiro Ono would make me a 22- or 23-course omakase tasting menu."
And while Bourdain believes the legendary sushi master would likely prefer he drink house tea throughout the magnificent meal, he said he would "risk displeasing Jiro just this once" by enjoying all sorts of expensive sake. Specifically, Bourdain said, "[O]n this occasion, I’d order the most rare and expensive sakes he’d agree to sell me. In fact, I’d allow myself to get a little tipsy. Ideally, this being my last meal and all, I could convince the master to join me."