Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Good Experience

I'm still learning. I always feel weird asking a thousand questions and making special requests. I feel like I'm being a pain in the rear. It also doesn't help when I tell them I am allergic to gluten and they look at me like I have two heads. Tonight I went to Cheesecake Factory. It's not a place I went to even before I was diagnosed. I have been there a few times and always thought they were over priced and over rated. Today they proved me wrong. We told the waiter about my gluten allergy and gave him my questions. He went straight the chef and not only came back with answers, but also with suggestions of other gluten free dishes. They even offered to cook the fries in a separate fryer for me so that they would be gluten free. I guess it goes to show I shouldn't be afraid to ask questions.

1 comment:

  1. Lisa,

    I just caught this post and wanted to commend you for being assertive about your concerns. I also want reassure that many restaurants are ready to help their customers adjust meals for their allergies. They really want people to enjoy their meals, and many professional chefs and kitchen staff are well trained about cross-contamination -- Roberto constantly reminds me about it! Just keep researching which places are ready for you...

    Best of luck with this,

    Lisa Helene