I had a lighthearted debate with the ‘man in charge’ at Browns in Cambridge the other day, when I was presented with a smoked salmon starter and NO LEMON to accompany it. I was even more surprised when I enquired as to why there was no lemon, by the reply from the jovial maitre d, “The Chef doesn’t believe in serving lemon with fish, that’s his policy”. He agreed with me and the two others in my party who also ordered the salmon, of course you should have lemon with fish, especially smoked salmon.
The situation was quickly rectified when a waiter was summoned and promptly delivered a dish of lemon wedges. I’m sure the Chef was none to pleased but after all, the customer is always right.
Happily you managed to redeem yourself Browns, as I do like your Burger and the presentation of the condiments – gherkins, mayo, mustard – very appealing and delicious.
Some things go hand in hand: Strawberries and Cream, Bacon and Eggs, Steak and Chips and LEMON WITH FISH… and it’s positively outrageous to suggest otherwise!