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Dinner Out At Company Meeting Was A Success

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Thankfully ordering and eating at Bravo Cucina Italiana went smoothly, although the fish tasted gritty and the vegetables had an aftertaste of kitchen sink water. A few people asked why I had a special meal prepared and I casually mentioned my food allergies. At that point there was dead silence at my end of the table and 6 people were starting at me while I had to explain...kinda awkward but it was fine. One of my collegues then mentioned how he gets reflux when he eats certain foods so i guess it was all good. Just wanted to share. Interesting how i get grossed out now when i eat restaurant food...most of it is farm raised and low quality ingredients. at least when i cook for myself i use only the best ingredients

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Thankfully ordering and eating at Bravo Cucina Italiana went smoothly, although the fish tasted gritty and the vegetables had an aftertaste of kitchen sink water. A few people asked why I had a special meal prepared and I casually mentioned my food allergies. At that point there was dead silence at my end of the table and 6 people were starting at me while I had to explain...kinda awkward but it was fine. One of my collegues then mentioned how he gets reflux when he eats certain foods so i guess it was all good. Just wanted to share. Interesting how i get grossed out now when i eat restaurant food...most of it is farm raised and low quality ingredients. at least when i cook for myself i use only the best ingredients

FANTASTIC! So glad your dinner went well. Yeah, I often get 'safe' restaurant meals that are much worse than I can prepare at home, which is why I seldom eat out in my own city. SIGH Eating out in high quality restaurants in touristy towns in Maui is MUCH different. Even with all my 7 restrictions and my husband's 9 food restrictions, we've enjoyed stellar meals. That all depends on the chef and his/her creativity.

I'm glad you had a chance to talk about your food allergies. You never know who else might have undiagnosed allergies or even celiac disease. Most people with whom I discuss my food restrictions are very interested. Of course, they can tell I'm passionate about spreading the word and answering questions about digestive problems. Although I no longer lead a local celiac support group, I continue to meet people in person and online who could use a little information to help them understand and maybe resolve their digestive symptoms.

SUE

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Oh Jason that's great!!!! I was wondering if you had gone yet. So glad it worked out fine. I have had that experience where my meal was not that great after they took all the seasonings off and whatnot.

We are going to Medieval Times tomorrow and they say they have gluten free options where they grill your meat separately. I hope I'm not taking my life into my hands eating there!

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That's awesome!! I'm glad it went well and you didn't suffer later for it! :D

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Jason

I'm glad your business lunch went well. You made a comment where six at your end of the table kinda stared at you when you were having a different dish than the others & you stated because of your food intolerances. I must say I don't think they were staring because you had an illness but because they were interseted in learning about celiac. Many people have issues that they are afraid to discuss with anyone esp. people they work with , by you opening up they may next time open up about their personal issues as you said another person did. You never know when by being open & honest you may be helping another human being! I think you found the start of understanding yourself & others by stating you have an illness... KUDOS!!!! Keet talking & in the near future you will be able to say yep, I was there a while ago & now I'm helping others.If you didn't know it you are helping yourself also by talking & being open. Remember you don't have a rare , deadly , contagious disease but a disease that can be managed by diet. How lucky & blessed we all are! No chemo, radiation no expensive drugs....

blessings

mamaw

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