I'm grateful for the waiter and chef who answered my questions and fulfilled my requests in an attempt to make my dinner out a little healthier:
1. I asked if the salmon was farm-raised or
wild-caught. I asked once before over the phone and they said it was
wild-caught, but I asked again in person just to make sure. The waiter wasn't sure, so he asked. It was
wild-caught, so I ordered it.
2. One of the menu items was a
side of sauteed spinach. I requested to have it steamed instead. That
was the first time I had requested such a change and they easily
accommodated. From now on I'll always make this request. Even if the
chef at any given restaurant won't do it at that time, it might give
them something to think about for the future.
3. As always, I
asked for the pasta on the side so it wasn't swimming in the sauce. I
don't like a lot of sauce, so this way I could just take how much I
wanted and mix that portion with my pasta. The pasta was the most
unhealthy part of my meal, and I didn't even eat all of it. I brought
the rest home. I think I did pretty well eating as healthy as I could,
but next time I may ask for the same dish without the pasta.
Have you had any experiences like this where you asked for something that wasn't on the menu and they accommodated? Please share below!