Given the choice between a restaurant that described its product as "steak and chips" and one that went for "roasted fillet of Australian Kobe beef nestling in a Kent garden pea puree, temptingly accompanied by a succulent spinach and onion compote, to-die-for triple-cooked Maris Piper chips and Indonesian long pepper sauce", I would always choose the former, suspecting that the latter spent far too much time and effort on the inessentials (Leader, 16 June).
Further, if I had read the spiel about "... to-die-for triple-cooked Maris Piper chips", I would probably have regurgitated at that point as a result of being force-fed too many sickly adjectives.
Good food should speak for itself. This principle also applies to other areas.
Digby Entwisle, London.