New York, NY — Finally, dining out with food allergies doesn't have to come with a side of miscommunication and an after-dinner trip to the emergency room. At Worry-Free Dinners' second prix fixe dinner on Sunday May 4th, 6:00pm at Craftbar (900 Broadway, New York City), allergic diners will order with ease, knowing that the Chef de Cuisine, Lauren Hirschberg, the kitchen and waitstaff are fully prepared to handle their special needs. This WFD event is sponsored by the online health news network HealthCentral.com …
Membership in Worry-Free Dinners enables guests to dine without dismay. It is a dining club created for allergy-plagued foodies who find restaurant dining to be a harrowing experience. Worry-Free Dinners offers an intimate and safe environment in which to dine with similarly restricted diners at a pre-screened restaurant.
Sloane Miller, President, Allergic Girl Resources, Inc., created the niche-dining concept based on her love of food, and regrets that as a diner with severe fish and tree-nut allergies, dining out has been challenging at best. After much trial and error, Ms. Miller found restaurants and chefs that were only too happy to create safe meals for food allergic diners.
Special menus with a range of choices for each Worry-Free Dinners event are carefully planned in advance by the chef with valuable input from Ms. Miller. Meals are open to a small group of 8-12 diners whose allergies are manageable and match the planned menu, e.g. wheat allergic diners would sign up for a wheat-free meal. The camaraderie of dining with like-minded patrons is a key factor in the design of WFD. Ms. Miller gives tips on successfully replicating a positive dining experience and provides language to dialogue with chefs and restaurant management so that other restaurant doors open to allergic diners.
"I participated in the WFD event at Lilli and Loo and it was an amazing experience to be with people who understand and share similar food related issues." Ruth K. (wheat intolerant and corn allergic)
"I just can't say enough about how great it is to go out and have a choice of dishes, rather than ordering the only thing on the menu that I can eat." Vittoria C. (celiac)
For more information about Worry-Free Dinners please contact Sloane Miller: 917.549.8185, firstname.lastname@example.org