from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Excessively
precious; contrived, artificial.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
At times, the food has been overprecious (recall the expensive taster boxes sparingly filled with thimble-sized morsels of cured salmon belly); at other times, cutting-edge avant-garde (think exploding beet bombs and urchin soup served in twitching shells).
Do they actually honestly serve a useful purpose, or are they just a typically overprecious and unnecessary health and safety measure?