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The Waffle Versus the Egg

"We're vegetarian.  We don't eat egg or egg white," they told me for the tenth time in less than an hour.  I get it.  You're from a part of the world that worships cows and you don't consume animal products, but you are getting on my last nerve.  And I was on my last nerve over two hours ago.

Your dietary restrictions, whether based on religion or allergens, are fine with me.  But please stop making it the responsibility of the server or the restaurant to cater to your needs.

This couple came in for just desserts.  The woman ordered a hot chocolate.  But she said she's vegetarian, but somehow she is okay with milk.  Then her husband came in and joined her.  He said he's vegetarian.  He wanted to know what desserts we had that didn't have any egg or egg whites.

But before I left to get a dessert menu, he stopped me and ask me to have the chef make sure that he would have an eggless waffle ready for him when he comes in for breakfast the next morning at 7am.  Eggless, waffle?!?  I don't even want to imagine how that is going to taste, but if you don't eat eggs, then maybe you shouldn't eat things that have eggs in the recipe.  

I went and got the dessert menu and I reviewed it with them and explained what they could and could not have.  Again, the husband explained to me that they're vegetarian and cannot have any dessert that have eggs, meat, or fish.  Seriously?  You're the same guy that is going to eat an eggless waffle tomorrow morning, right?  I know you don't eat that stuff.

By now, I had my fill of vegetables.

"I'll be right back.  I need to check with our Pastry Chef to see which of our desserts have fish.  I'm pretty sure you can't have the caviar sorbet."

Until next time... Server's don't pay their rent with compliments.

"Bitter.  Party of 1?  Your table is ready."









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