While many restaurants are battling the credit crunch by offering two-for-one deals or discounted pricing, Little Bay's Farringdon branch accepted anything from a penny to pounds 100 for its efforts; a courageous move for a restaurant that boasts dishes such as foie gras terrine and steamed butter fish
The velvety soft black cod, also known as sable or butter fish
, arrives marinated in sweet saikyo miso, paired with grilled shimeji mushrooms and pickled ginger.
There was lady fish, barracuda, butter fish
, huge roasted tiger prawns and - my favourite - lobster thermidor, dripping in cheese.
The bulk of the harvest for the remainder of the season will be pink salmon, the bread and butter fish
for the Alaska canned salmon industry.