Further to my previous rant, I have to add a postscript. I ate out with my parents the other night and they were served a fine selection of cheese and biscuits for dessert…on a piece of slate. A chopping board is bad enough but at least you can justify it with the thought that food is often on a chopping board at some stage during preparation. But a piece of slate? That is beyond ridiculous. A chopping board could be seen as too lazy to put it on a plate, but to deliberately choose to serve something on a piece of rock rather than a plate, designed for eating food off? Kindly naff off.