This is an American original based on the classic French technique of coating seafood with flour (à la meunière means “in the style of the miller’s wife”), frying it in butter, and serving it in a brown-butter sauce.
Credit for inventing crêpes Suzette is claimed by French restaurateur Henri Charpentier, who in 1894, at age 14, while an assistant waiter, accidentally set a sauce aflame when serving dessert to the Prince of Wales.
"In England, serving roast lamb without mint sauce—a simple composition of fresh mint, sugar, and vinegar–is widely considered an egregious offense to taste and tradition. The Romans introduced the plant to English soil, and, as the 16th-century English botanist John Gerard pointed out, 'The smell of mint does stir up the minde and the taste to a greedy desire of meat.' " —Megan Wetherall, from "Dinner Mint"(April 2000)