Finally got a chance to visit a restaurant in Calgary that was on my radar for a while. Cravings, a "fresh market food" type restaurant is part of a larger catering company here in town.
Set up with a few different food statuions, you order food from the chefs manning the individual cooking areas and the wait staff then serves the plates to your table. A similar, yet much smaller concept of Moevenpick's in Europe. You can find those along the Autobahn in Austria Switzerland and Germany.
The Pizza oven was on full blast and the Pizza inside looked very good, so I opted for that. My lunch buddies had Pasta and a seafood casserole. I have to say the food was very well presented and tasted very good as well. So if you are NOT a Celiac, let me recommend this place. The patio alone is worth a visit.
Almost as a routine though , just in case I would want to schlepp Victoria there one day, I had to ask a server about gluten free options.
Can't be that difficult I thought, it's all prepped fresh, plus they own a large catering company. They should know how to handle a common request like that.
Ehm, not so. The server went to speak with the head chef who basically told me that they are not prepared to guarantee anything being gluten free.
Come again? What do you mean can't guarantee....
Well, it turns out you CAN have the Rotisserie Chicken. But no sides. OK. Short and to the point. No guarantees.
Victoria, you won't have to come here with me for lunch.