Sunday, June 5, 2011

'I'll have my dressing on the side': Gordon Ramsay blasts chef after Victoria Beckham's salad request is denied

By Daily Mail Reporter

Bad service: The firebrand chef was reportedly 'aghast' after he went to Gjelina in Venice, California with pregnant Posh

Gordon Ramsay is notorious for his temper when it comes to cooks and restaurants so it was no surprise that he wasn’t happy when a chef refused his friend's request.

Ramsay was dining with good friend Victoria Beckham in a trendy Los Angeles restaurant when he reportedly became angered over them refusing her ‘salad dressing on the side’ order.

Gordon Ramsay says he was less than impressed at the treatment given to pregnant Victoria Beckham and let it be known.

The firebrand chef was reportedly 'aghast' after he went to Gjelina in Venice, California with pregnant Posh - and she was denied a change to her meal.

The restaurant replied saying it had a strict ‘no substitutions’ policy when the former Spice Girl asked for smoked trout salad to be left plain, with the dressing on the side.

When the waiter wouldn't accommodate her special order, Gordon was shocked.

‘I couldn't believe it,’ he said.

Posh is eight months pregnant with her fourth child with soccer ace David Beckham, and the couple are close friends with Ramsay.

According to the menu, the dish is normally served with grapefruit, avocado, red onion and lemon.

Request denied: Victoria Beckham wanted her dressing on the side of her salad but was disappointed with the restaurant's policy

The restaurant: Ramsay dined at Gjelina in Venice, California with pregnant Posh

Ramsay said he had trouble believing that such a simple request - a plain salad with the dressing on the side - was asking too much of the kitchen.

‘The lady's pregnant!’ Ramsay said.

"No one is asking to be fussy I still think that's the customer's prerogative.... It was a sour note.

‘I don't think customers should be treated that way. That might not be the way I choose to eat it, but that's what the customer wants.’

Despite the 'sour note' Ramsay said his overall impression of the restaurant was positive.

‘The place is great,’ Ramsay said.

‘But I don't know, times are tough out there. You have to show a touch of sensitivity.’

Close friends: Gordon Ramsay is very close with David and Victoria Beckham seeing as they all have lived in Los Angeles for a while

In their defence, a restaurant spokesperson told the Sunday Mirror: ‘It’s that sense of entitlement… it has to stop.

‘We treat everybody the same in here and it doesn’t matter who you are.

'We have a policy that we don’t make substitutions. It doesn’t matter if you are famous or you have allergies.

‘Gordon Ramsay should know better. The smoked trout is one of our favourite items and has been on the menu almost since we started three years ago.’

Pregnant Posh: Victoria Beckham is eight months pregnant and has decided to give birth in the US


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