Spoiler This seems out of Erina's character, but I would like to see her step down/self-DQ from the finals. Especially if Erina never tastes the food. The fact that Souma is able to do the thing she tried to do for her entire life is the "acknowledgement" itself, but we still need an official end to BLUE. I guess we have a few more chapters, but I always enjoy seeing what direction the author(s) want to go in. I doubt we get it, but a Jouichirou flashback on how he and Tamako met would be a perfect ending for me. Having Jou tell it to both Erina and Souma (and having them awkwardly embarrassed would be hilarious).