Mrs. Dude and I met up with some friends of ours in Princeton, NJ Saturday night, one of our favorite towns. I told her early on that I will totally go with the flow when it comes to food. Whatever they choose I am totally cool with and if I can’t find anything to eat, I’ll just grab a Naked Pizza afterwards for the drive home.
It can get real annoying when everyone’s meals need to be centered around the celiac and I just wanted to have a fun night…food be damned.
We ended up at Triumph Brewing Company…a very cool place that brews it own beers. I used to LOVE this restaurant pre-celiac days. It lost some of its luster when I could no longer have beer, but it’s got a cool vibe and there’s always vodka.
We sat down to eat and I started with my usual speech to the waiter.
“I have severe celiac disease. Do you know what that is?”
The waiter did not.
Crap…this isn’t a good start.
When I told him I can’t have gluten, a light went off in his head and he said that they accommodate many people who can’t have gluten and the chef will even come out to the table to talk about your needs.
That was an absolute first for me. The place was packed and the chef would come out and talk to me? Really??
I told the waiter that I’d pick out a few things from the menu and ask some questions when he comes back.
About two minutes later, he presented me with my own gluten-free menu.
A place that specializes in brewing their own beer has a gluten-free menu. Totally, absolutely, unequivocally awesome!
Here’s the menu in all its glory. And in case you were wondering, I went with the Butternut Squash Risotto.
Thanks to Triumph Brewing Company for making a celiac feel at home, even for just one night.