Just perfect. Payment to follow. grin
You mean you expect me to eat LENTILS?
Points for use of the word “obligate.”
Not my intent. It was the confluence of a rant on r/ChefIt in Reddit about fussy, elitist, demanding customers that received rousing support from the professional cooking community with a week of news reports that boil down to “if we assume ‘A’ then we can conclude ‘A’” which is soul-destroying to my scientific rigor. Or rigour, as the case may be.
…or since veg options are readily available at omnivore-catering restaurants, the answer is to meet one’s friends at the more inclusive option.
I find it interesting that a small minority of the population in most Western countries drives accommodation but does not reciprocate. Where is the accommodation for lactose intolerance, for example? Those numbers are much higher than veg. But no – “let’s just stick butter on everything.” Have you heard what BOH has to say about customer requests for modifications? It’s brutal.
Or simply entitled elitism? Or elitist entitlement?
I remember scouring menus to help a veg friend when we hung out at the local sailing dive bar. We decided to just not talk about the fact that the French fries shared oil with crab cakes, or the baked potato was “baked” in a microwave. The vegetable tray came with bacon Ranch dip (the staff was nice enough to ignore us bringing our own). I’ll add we went there because my friend wanted to, for the character of the place. Not ambience - it didn’t rise to that level.
Maybe I’ll just pack my own corned beef sandwich the next time I’m backed into a corner and must go somewhere that wants to feed me LENTILS. grin