Not Fiction, but a Cartoon Videotape
I believe that this cartoon captures the essence of going to dinner with the Lovely Ms. Mungowitz. It captures the scene so accurately that I think the artist (Mr. Piraro) must have seen us in a restaurant recently.
The link is kind of hinky, so let me just give the dialogue.
Man and woman in restaurant, ordering, waiter is writing down orders.
Man: "I'll have number 7."
Woman: "I'll have a wide assortment of ingredients from your menu, in different combinations than you offer them, but first, this series of probing questions."
But, GOSH, I do love her anyway. Even though in restaurants I generally want to hide.