RE: Fish & Chips revisited
I dunno about all the English food. When my European friends come they want shrimp, scallops, crab, fish because it's unaffordable over there. How about a simple shrimp cocktail to start, then maybe individual ramekins of scallops and crab in a cream sauce with mushrooms. Make the day before and put in the fridge. With some rice pilaf and a green salad, she'll think she's in New England! Or grill up some steaks......the beef in Europe is nowhere as good as ours.
For breakfast I'd go with good old American stuff....corned beef hash with poached eggs, or just bacon (theirs is different than ours), eggs and potatoes, or blueberry pancakes.
If they really want fish and chips, do halibut chunks breaded in panko. Smaller pieces are easier to handle and you'll need less oil. Use a cast iron skillet or a deep pot. You won't have any smoke with the cast iron.