Part of the joy of a meal abroad is the anticipation, the excitement of expectation.
That thrill is certainly heightened when you know what you have ordered!
The purpose of this small volume is to enhance that expectation, to describe what gastronomic delight, or the opposite, is awaiting those who might order that otherwise unknown. It is also intended to help the adventurous, who seek out new or unusual dishes, to make the most of whatever is on offer. And it aims to avoid those sometimes comical translations often to be found even in the finest establishments.