Be our guest…Then again, maybe not.

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Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test!

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Tie your napkin round your neck, cherie, and we—
What’s that you say?

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Celiac disease? Tu ne peux pas manger quoi?
Cook your food on a clean—sacre bleu! No substitutions, mademoiselle!

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P.S. I know, I know, many restaurants—even in France—are pretty good about handling special dietary requests. But Beauty and the Beast was set sometime in the eighteenth century, after all. And judging from a few recent posts on the subject, the behavior of some establishments toward diet-restricted guests is still, like Gaston’s, positively primeval. Do you agree?

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9 thoughts on “Be our guest…Then again, maybe not.

  1. Laurie C says:

    I had that song from Beauty and the Beast running through my mind all day! I think that celiac disease is still just starting to become more widely known. Unfortunately, given how few doctors have a handle on how to manage the disease, it’s not surprising how few restaurant chefs and waitstaff understand what being gluten-free really means.

    • Molly says:

      Haha! I think the only reason I posted this today was because I was hoping that it would get the song out of MY head. (So far, no good.)

      That’s a very good point. Probably until we replace all the doctors, chefs, and waitstaff with robots it will be a bit of a struggle. Though I do wonder who would come out on top in a face-off between your average well-trained restaurant employee and your average personal care practitioner when it comes to an understanding of cross-contamination…

  2. You’re hilarious. But now the song is stuck in my head, and I have a four year old daughter who has a pink microphone that SINGS that song repeatedly. I have hidden it in the diaper bag but now every time I pick it up I inadvertently push the button and play the song, which has been sung so many times it is now in a very deep warbling battery nearly dead voice. The sad thing is my son loves it and will probably cry when it no longer works. I will rejoice however.

    Sorry, tangent! Just inhaled a giant mug of gluten free coffee.

  3. Hi Molly,
    I just shared this on Facebook. I love it. Thank you!

  4. […] already know how Beauty and the Beast would go if Belle had celiac disease, but what about all the other Disney characters? We may not have a food-allergic or intolerant […]

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