The last day of our vacation. As I said in my initial post, I did not do very well following the rules. I could feel myself becoming more fatigued each day, but at least no stomach issues.
We went to lunch at The Society Cafe at the Encore. I chose this one because it had allergy menus available. It was a really cute place, too! It was decorated in black and white with pink accents in a Frenchy decor.
I ordered a burger and fries which was good, but at this point I was getting sick of red meat.
I was really looking forward to our dinner this night, but unfortunately it turned into kind of a mess. We were going to Tender at the Luxor and there was a dish on the menu that was a wild game tasting from the Broken Arrow Ranch, which was featured on the first Bizarre Foods show I ever edited. I thought it would be so cool to get to try food from a place I had a special connection with.
I had called ahead to talk to someone about my “special needs” and they said just to talk to someone when I got there and that they didn’t marinate their meats or anything. I even brought my list of foods I could eat along! So I talked to the waiter about it and showed him the list and he looks at it and then says “wow, that’s a long list.” Um…what? There are like, fifteen things on there that I can eat! But then I realized: he thinks those are my allergies. Because how is it possible that someone could eat so few foods, right? My husband and I both tried to explain: “what I CAN eat. CAN! AM ABLE TO EAT!!!!” But he just couldn’t grasp it (“can’t with a ‘T? Cannot eat?”) We actually had two waiters, so the other came over and seemed to understand and I thought I was in good hands. I said if it’s not on the list, I can’t have it. Can’t with a ‘T.’
I was supposed to get three different meats, but it turned out one of them was marinated after all, so I got an extra piece of venison in its place. But look at the rest of this dish: pearl onions by the venison; up in the left square is some kind of fig chutney; and then under the other meat (I can’t remember if that’s the antelope or wild boar) is something the waiter told me is “just a grain, don’t worry.” That’s not on the list, guy.
So I just ate the meats, and the venison really needed the sauce that I couldn’t have. At least the antelope/boar was OK. But that was overall a pretty frustrating experience. And one of the waiters stole my list!!!