I think kippers, would put me off.
The first time I dated a very pretty young Jewish girl in high school, her father insisted that I come inside and talk to him for a while, and tried to get me to partake of some pretty stinky stuff with him, including gefilte fish. Micki was standing right in back of him, and shook her head "no", so I politely declined. Clever girl!
Let's up the ante. Let her order first, then don't order anything for yourself. [Your model.] As she eats, visually follow every forkful from plate to mouth and make little chewing motions as she chews. How long before she bolts?you should not order anything and awkwardly stare at her while she eats.
Girls have told me that just being invited for a nice meal is sufficient to get a date.