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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. I just spent a week in San Diego and want to share some dining experiences. I stayed at the Hilton Bayfront and was impressed with room service and the Vela Restaurant. All the staff we encountered were very familiar with Celiac Disease and preparing food safely for those of us need gluten free. They adapted the Vela Breakfast for me by preparing "safe" potatoes for me and offering gluten-free toast. We ate twice at the Yard House. They have a "gluten sensitive" menu and I had the avocado and Swiss burger with a side of greens instead of bun and fries. First time was perfect and a really delicious meal. The second time, the salad arrived with croutons. They were deeply apologetic and sent out the manager but, still, it was disappointing. I had a wonderful breakfast experience at the Edgewater Grill in Seaport Village - the bacon, avocado and cheese omelette was lovely and they provided a beautiful selection of fruit instead of the other side dishes. Lunch at the Harbor House in Seaport Village was also a success. I had the Shrimp Cocktail with house-made remoulade and cocktail sauce and a side salad and it was lovely. Lunch at Albert's at the San Diego was only fair. I had the Cobb salad which was tasteless and blah, but I didn't get glutened. Hope this is helpful to others.
  2. Thank you for supplying this list. I went with a large party to the Rainforest Cafe in the MGM for lunch yesterday. I identified myself to the server as having gluten issues. The head chef appeared at my table almost immediately, with the server at his side to listen to the conversation. He specifically asked whether I have Celiac Disease and then proceeded to walk me through planning my meal. He made a cheese burger for me which was pure beef, no filler, (no bun), with chopped lettuce and chopped tomato as the bed. The burger was cooked on a properly prepared grill. He offered me fries from the dedicated fryer (delicious) and even inquired about my sensitivity to the spices, which he named, including the brand. I had a wonderful meal and was able to enjoy this family event without worrying the whole time about my safety. Kudos to the Rainforest Cafe!