Planning a family trip led me to a search for recommendations of restaurants which are good at handling the special needs of food allergic customers. It appears there is not yet a network where people can share their positive restaurant experiences from the perspective of food allergy sufferers or caregivers. Would food allergy sufferers and parents of food allergic children share their positive restaurant experiences? I would like to begin by offering the first Food Allergy Buzz restaurant review here.
We enjoyed a lovely restaurant experience in June 2007 at McCormick & Schmick's in Philadelphia with our children. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Upon our arrival, we informed the staff of one child's peanut allergy. The chef came to our table as soon as we were settled in our seats to reassure us that he would personally make whatever we wanted our child to eat and ensure it was free of peanuts and cross-contamination. It was an enjoyable dinner for all of us.
Please share some positive restaurant reviews! Post your information in a comment on this blog. Be sure to provide the name of the restaurant, city and state where the restaurant is located, and a few sentences describing how the food allergy was accommodated and what made it a positive restaurant dining experience for you.