I’m finally convinced that using Opentable.com for those of us with food allergies, food restrictions and special dietary requests (with a resto that is open to these requests and knows how to handle them) is a really, really good idea.
Went to Savoy recently and Sam had told them all about my allergies using Opentable (or as they might say in French, Le Table Qui Est Overt) before our arrival. He actually cut and pasted my list from my blog into the OT site. When we arrived, Savoy had my allergies all nicely typed out, the chef had been informed and they were totally ready for me. They seemed happy to see us, I might add. That's always a big plus.
Then Sam and I did something practically unheard of in this Allergic Girl’s world: we shared dishes. (Sam ordered dishes I could eat as well, which was quite thoughtful).
Just take a minute to soak that in, fellow allergic girls and boys.
Especially, all you parents who write to me about your food allergic children and ask how will they ever live normal lives? Here is proof positive: they too will someday recreate the scene from The Lady and The Tramp just like everyone else. (With whatever food is safe for them).
For apps, I had the homemade pork sausage to start; Sam had tomato and nectarine salad. For entrees, Sam had the lamb and I had the duck. Bites were passed, tastes were savored, dinner was yum. And allergen friendly. Yay, Savoy !
I think Opentable might be my new best tool to recommend to you all. I also think you all knew waaaay before me how much this tool can help.