The dietary debacle .... I am in two minds.
I respect people with REAL food allergys and dietary requirements .
I love cooking for them (with plenty of notice) and supprising them with inventive stuff, not the boring easy options they usually get.
However.... I $&#%n hate supprize dietary requirements and allergies that disappear at the site of delicious pastry work.
Functions are the worst , supposed gluten / dairy free refusing to eat their specialy catered painstakingly prepared meal as they want the lemon curd tart... Ahh hh!
So far my favourite wierd requests have all been from lighter lunch menus:
Club sandwhich: no bread
"There are a few gluten free options on the menu, we also have gluten free bread if you would prefer"
Answer :" no, club sandwhich ingredients only no bread, arranged nicely"
Wagu burger - no fries side salad instead as they don't want to much fat intake ...
Wagu burger - no meat , or salad just bun and sauce
House salad - no dressing, no salt , they didn't want almost all of the ingredients.
The end result was literally a bowl of raw baby spinach and blanched green beans,
They complained it was bland....
This is a side note but Anyone notice with degustation ,( i used work where you cant get it after 8 on sundays as its a 3-4 hour thing)
There is always one table that gets the Dego right on the cutoff. leaving 15 very upset kitchen crew who could almost taste after work knockoffs. Luckily I had the first three courses. Pastry would have to wait hours for two people.