Waiter:'Are you ready to order?'
Juan:'Yes, for the starter I would like the smoked salmon salad. And for the main course I would like the fried steak. It says on the menu that it's accompanied with either a baked potato or with roast potatoes. What's the difference?'
Waiter:'Well, the roast potatoes are cooked in the oven with beef fat and the baked potato is also cooked in the oven, but without any fat or oil. It's also called a jacket potato. For the steak, we also have on the menu steak on the grill, where the meat is cooked on a piece of cooking equipment like a barbecue (so the meat has lines on it when cooked). I would recommend that instead of the fried steak. The steak is also seasoned with salt and pepper before it's cooked.'
Juan:'I prefer the fried steak. I'll have that with the roast potatoes. And for dessert, I'll have the lemon cheese cake. Thank you.'
Waiter:'And you sir?'
Peter:'For the starter I would like the mussels. Are they boiled in hot water or are they steamed? It doesn't say on the menu.'
Waiter:'They are steamed with a little white wine at the bottom of the pan.'
Peter:'Perfect. And for the main course, I'll have the roast marinated lamb. What is the marinate?'
Waiter:'The lamb is marinated for 2 days before being roasted in our special mustard, garlic and rosemary marinade. It's very good.'
Peter:'It sounds good. And can I have the sauteed potatoes to accompany the lamb please. Are the sautéed potatoes deep-fried?'
Waiter:'No, the sautéed potatoes are sliced potatoes quickly fried in a little hot oil in a pan. The deep-fried potatoes are called chips, or in America, french-fries.'
Waiter:'The sautéed potatoes are accompanied with 2 pieces of toast with grilled cheddar cheese on top of them. And for dessert?'
Peter:'Just a fruit salad with double cream.'