Sir Paul McCartney had a special dish made for him at a restaurant in Hollywood.

The vegan singer and his wife, Nancy Shevell, ate with his former The Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, at posh eatery Il Piccolino in Los Angeles, but when he couldn't decide what he wanted to eat, he had a word with the chef.

A source said: ''The owner, a friend, escorted the ex-Beatle into the kitchen where Paul - who loves to cook - watched intently as the chef prepared veggies chosen by the star.''

The star was then thrilled when he even got a special extra treat with his dinner - the special recipe made just for him.

The source added to the National Enquirer: ''Paul went back to his table and was thrilled when his repast arrived, complete with the chef's handwritten recipe.''