I wanted to have some pictures, so I could not add to the interesting query you had proposed.
Here is a recent experience I had last week at Gordon Ramsey's in London. This wonderful place on Hospital Road continues to be a special place, I think it is the best I have ever been to!
I have only seen the Tv show once, but this staff of Robert, Jean-Claude, Christian and all is fantastic! Note, the menu. There are only two places in the world that compare, La Tour d'Argent in Paris, and Tony's in St. Louis. All are really great!
Note the picture not just of the menu's, I was lucky enough to get a signed menu from Gordon Ramsey, but look at tha class picture of Jean-Claude! What a staff and dinner!
When I went to college the tuition was $90 a semester, and that included books! Am I dating myself? I am going to put some pictures up about the day/meal I had the day before this one. Took the Eurostar from London to Paris for dinner and back. No, I am nothing special, just an average guy, but a bit on the romantic/crazy side!