Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:56 AM
Hello everyone! Just to start off, I'm new to celiac disease. I'm about 5months into this new life. So last night we decided last minute to go to Opa Opa in Southampton...Yes, a brewery?! The service was awful, the food mediocre but what got me was the lack of knowledge about celiac. Their menus have a handy little indicator about what's gluten free. Which is nice but it's pointless if you don't understand what gluten free/celiac disease is in the first place. The waitress assured me that the steak fries I ordered with my meal were gluten free. After eating, my party ordered more steak fries. I then asked if she could have them fried in the allergy free, like the ones I ate were cooked. She says "oh those aren't gluten free, we take a regular potatoes and cut them up when you want fries that don't have gluten". At this point, panic sets in as I realize I will spend the next week sick as a dog. She apologizes and takes meals off our bill. Great gesture but the damage is done.
Lesson here is to not eat at this restaurant again, my well-being and health are both worth more than that. Hope this helps someone else not make the same mistake...