We both he and his wife were put in there place by the chef who when asked by my sister-in-law to not have the loin of salt marsh lamb pink she likes it just over, one would think a reasonable request and one I have heard often, but no if you have a Michelin Star for the first time the chef comes out to convince you it just juices and the only way to eat his best quality orgainic lamb is pink. EXACTLY how my SiL doesn't want it but she did as she is told and pays 20 odd quid for something not cooked how she would enjoy it. She buys and cooks organic lamb from Doughtys or Barkaway Butchers so she does understand the concept and at close to 70 years of age has discovered he likes and dislikes.
My Brother describes the near 400 pound experience as pretentious and has always enjoyed eating out at good restaurants and is looking forwards to his next meal at Reads. As for me five pound dressed crab from Mannings and a portion of Petes Fish Factory chips with my wife daughter and her hubby and kids on Mothers day will long be my favourite meal of the year