How Do You Handle A Bad Restaurant Experience?
Posted 23 November 2004 - 10:37 AM
The most recent was while I was on vacation. I called the restaurant and spoke to the manager. I was assured that the chicken, which was not marinaded, and the steamed veggies would be safe. Sauteed would be the best bet. This place is a great local shop where I used to live and ate at often before Celiacs. They have fantastic fish.
I got the sauteed chicken plain with steamed veggies plain. Explained the whole routine to the server. Brought my own BBQ. And not an hour later I was seriously sick.
1. What questions do you ask of managers to assure that the food is safe?
2. Do you call back and speak to management after they assured you a meal was safe and you got sick anyway?
To add to the fun I am pregnant. So now I know this baby once again is not getting nutrients.
Posted 23 November 2004 - 10:53 AM
Posted 23 November 2004 - 11:58 AM
There are some restaurants that actually refuse to cook for me. However, my known safe restaurants, in combination with giving my server my "card" now bring our food out immediately. I think they are afraid that I will have a reaction if it sits too long in the back.
Of course, this all came about because of a bad reaction to ignorance on their end and trusting on my end...
gluten-free since July 2004
Strawberries and Banannas (2007)
Nitrates (April 2006)
Yeast (which includes all vinegar so no condiments) (Oct. 2004)
Peanuts (Nov. 2004)
Soy (Oct. 2004)
Almonds (Sept. 2004)
Corn (Sept. 2004)
Posted 23 November 2004 - 03:43 PM
Can I be nosey and ask what exactly your resturant cards say? I'm new to being gluten-free and have avoided resturants (except a horrid trip to Applebees). I'd love to make some up of my own, so I dont feel the need to avoid eating out completely!
gluten-free since Nov. 18, 2004.
Always learning along with the rest of everyone else... a never ending process.
Posted 23 November 2004 - 04:16 PM
Posted 24 November 2004 - 07:04 AM
The pans should have been clean, but anything can happen in a kitchen. So tired of being afraid to eat for the ramifications of getting sick!
Does anyone call back the restaurant and read them the riot act? Or maybe after you have calmed down from being sick, explain to them that they made you sick even after they specified what would be safe.
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