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According to today's Times Food section, Gordon Ramsey and Victoria Beckham had a very different experience. The very pregnant Mrs. B asked for the smoked trout salad without the garnishes and with the dressing on the side - which I would say certainly qualifies as an omission - and was refused. Protests and appeals to reason were to no avail. Someone from the Times called the restaurant, and was airily informed that the policy is clearly stated on the menu, and that's that.
Pity - I thought I'd probably like Gjelina. But I'd as soon patronize a place with roasted kittens on the menu as any of these "Chef-is-always-right" joints.