eating cheese cake with ice cream in the Spaghetti House, I speculated about restaurants in Gotham City, the Solar Commonwealth and Archopolis. See Restaurants. I was reminded of this when Mikael Blomkvist and his colleagues ate cheesecake decorated with raspberry ice cream in Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played With Fire.
Poul Anderson fans should also read:
Larsson's contemporary high tech Scandinavian thrillers;
SM Stirling's alternative histories (with their many "foodie" moments);
Neil Gaiman's The Sandman graphic novels with their Inn of the Worlds' End, William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Oberon and Titania, fairy gold, immortal Englishman, Augustus Caesar, Odin, Thor, Loki, Hell, Marco Polo etc.