Several weeks ago I went to Pho Pasteur, a Vietnamese restaurant at the Atrium Mall in Chestnut Hill, MA. I mentioned that I needed a gluten free meal and the maitre d’ smiled and assured me that he had other Celiac customers and knew just what I could eat. He went into the kitchen, spoke with the chef and minutes later appeared with a stirfry medley of chicken and veggies in a light sauce. It was delicious! How wonderful to be well-taken care of without having to go into a long song and dance about what I could and couldn’t eat. Instead, he told me exactly what would go into the meal he was preparing for me. And it was delicious!
Not much more today, but just to all of my Celiac and gluten free buddies – keep on keepin’ on – it’s worth it, you’re worth it, so speak up for yourselves when you go to a restaurant. You’ll be doing a good thing for all of us!