Gordon Ramsay, the famous British TV chef, has come under fire from customers at his one of his New York restaurants who claim that he served food that broke the rules of the Federal Trade Commission Act 1914.
Diners at the Gordon Ramsay At The London outlet complained that their meals did not live up to the high standards Ramsay is always bragging about whenever he appears on one of his TV shows.
One customer, Dora Braddock, said she had ordered Cottage Pie but when it came, there were no cottages in it.
Mark Berkel had a similar bone to pick, if you'll pardon the pun. When he was served his Shepherd's Pie, there wasn't a shepherd in sight.
Andrea Boggoff, the third of the group, was beside herself with anger when she said:
"My Fisherman's Pie was devoid of anglers, although there was a little fish in there."
This comes less than a month after Ramsay's London restaurant, the Foxtrot Oscar - the initials of which, form an absurdly clever acronym - was pulled up for serving a live toad in its Toad-in-the-Hole.
In NY, Ramsay was summoned to the ambient mezzanine section to deliver his sermon to, what he later called, "those uncivilised knuckle-dragging sloths", and to explain to them the intricacies of culinary nomeclature.
As very young children could be reading, however, the transcript of his reply cannot be reproduced here.