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HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Something’s Fishy

While much of official Washington is spending Monday morning dishing on Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, HOH has the final word on the dish — the food, that is.

[IMGCAP(1)]No less a foodie authority than British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey declared the fish, tantalizingly described in the official dinner program as seared escolar with olive tapenade, to be inedible.

Ramsay was spotted spitting out the fish and declaring it to be “sh**,— a witness tells HOH.

Ramsay, who holds more Michelin stars than all but two other chefs in the world, is nearly as famous for his exacting palette as he is for his potty mouth. His profanity-laced tirades on reality TV cooking shows such as “Hell’s Kitchen— and “Kitchen Nightmares— are often directed at those poor contestants who produce substandard fare. In fact, Ramsay is in hot water with British media watchdog Ofcom for prolific use of the f-bomb.

The offending escolar was served to dinner guests along with a petite filet with sun-dried tomatoes and asparagus, cippolini and green and yellow squash with porcini mushroom demi-glace.

Fish aside, Ramsay looked to be enjoying himself otherwise during the evening — it seems he hailed to the chief, but not the chef.

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