“My girlfriend is vegan and you aren’t giving her vegan food. I don’t care myself. I eat anything.”
“Is she a real vegan?” I ask, slightly accusingly, only realising once it came out of my mouth that this was a strange question
“What’s a real vegan?” he said.
“One that doesn’t say I want vegetarian and then when I go around with seconds says I’ll have some of that vongole?” I tried to explain wearily. “Didn’t the front of house ask you all if you were vegan?”
“Why didn’t you speak up then?”
“We were being English.”
I went out to apologize to the vegan girl.
“I’ve done a special vegan menu for you. I always cater to vegans, but obviously I don’t know what you look like when you book online so…”
It was frustrating because I had separate mushrooms for the vegans with no goats cheese, a special dessert, everything…
The white chocolate, mascarpone, Malibu, raspberry trifle
kelsie and mel
hey ms. marmite — i had a fantastic time helping out on sat. the pasta was glorious. was there any trifle leftover?
you seem to be making lots of effort to cater for different diets.
not your responsibility if adults are too english/unassertive to speak-up!
How silly of them not to say anything!! And then complain at the end… (obviously not too embarassed to do that part!).
I’m guessing either she’s not be vegan for long or isn’t that bothered about it, because vegans quickly have to get used to having to speak up for themselves (or go hungry).
What a shame. Next time your vegans don’t bother to claim their treasures, send them my way! The vegan chocolate mousse you did that time for me was AMAZING! I was so impressed not to end up with fruit salad like I would at most restaurants.
Your place is heavan for vegans, as you actually understand, know what it means, create tasty recipes for them, and know why not to stir it with the same spoon as the fish, etc.
You can trust MS ML with your dietary requirements.
I’m not saying they complained really. I guess they were being polite.
It just would make it easier for me, who they have emailed, as I am only in the kitchen for the initial part of the evening, if they would introduce themselves to the front of house, who as volonteers are not always experienced. I guess I should say that when I reply to their emails…
It’s all a learning curve though…
But yes vegans can trust me.