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Since my last glutening at a restaurant over a dish I was uncertain of and getting terribly sick, I have been preparing myself for what happened last night as it was just a matter of time. I normally get a a salad but all this place had was side salads. As I read thru the menu I saw only one dish that didn't list a sauce with it which was lamb. I asked the waitress if it was natural, without breading and she told me it was. Good, whew!!

We were celebrating a friend's birthday with a group of people at a very nice restaurant, one of those with the whole French style presentation on the plate. My dish comes out and it is swimming in gravy, something that was not listed on the menu. Here I am with this group, some that I know and others I don't know as well and I am thinking, "what do I do?" Silly question to the waitress, but I ask her if the sauce had flour? I explain that I didn't see it listed on the menu and that I have an allergy. She apologized for not understanding my previous question about the breading. I told her it was not a problem, I would like to pay for the dish and take it home for my husband and then ordered a side dish of fried potatoes.

I am not the type to make a specticle of myself or like to draw attention so this for me was a step towards my own courage to do what was in my best interest without making anyone feel bad in the process. The potatoes were delcious and I feel good today!!!!!

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Glad you caught the mistake. I try to be very clear when I am in a restaurant, which is very rare. Generally I tell them I am allergic to wheat rather than gluten as they seem to understand that better. Hope your evening was a good one despite the disappointment with the lamb. You should also ask if the fryed potatoes are done in a dedicated fryer or if they also fry gluten containing items in it like onion rings, calamari etc.

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Glad you feel good AND that you took this step, but I hope you also learned that you HAVE to question everything. And the server absolutely must check with the kitchen. I don't like doing it, either, but it's necessary.

richard

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With lamb on the menu, this sounds like a nice place. Many more expensive places do know what gluten free is. Sounds like you should have told the waitress why you were asking. They may have been able to make you many things if the chef knew what was going on.

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I am not the type to make a specticle of myself or like to draw attention so this for me was a step towards my own courage to do what was in my best interest without making anyone feel bad in the process.!!

I am totally like this as well.

I hate anyone feeling bad (even if it is their fault) and am working on not being like that.

Kudos to you for speaking up about it!

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