I am a fairly adventurous eater, I enjoy trying new things, and my tastes have changed over the years. My favorite meal has remained the same for as long as I can remember.
Start with a seafood chowder, no crackers, do not want to get too full. Skip the salad...that is for diet days. Followed by steamers (clams for you non New England folk), with broth and butter. Followed by the main attraction boiled lobster. Preferably served outside, all around a picnic table. Everyone is wearing bibs...so the squirting of the lobsters is not a major problems. Usually someone new to the feast is being taught how to eat a whole lobster...so that none of the meat is wasted.
Dessert....usually something for the kids...the adults are all in a lobster coma.
*****If this meal is with the grands...most of you probably can guess.....ice cream replaces all of the above.