Call for Action- Your Paleo Support is Needed

Next Wednesday, June 18th, I’m involved in something very significant.  You’ve read my posts about this before, but I want to make sure it goes in, so I’m posting again about the same topic.

How many times have you walked into a restaurant and wished you could just order anything off the menu without worrying about hidden gluten or soy?  How many times have you asked the server if a dish was free of flour and soy, and told it was, only to be presented with something doused in a breading or accompanied by a big chunk of bread?

More importantly, if there were such a place, or even if an established place had a menu you could order from, would you support it?   Imagine if there were a symbol on menus across the globe indicating something was Paleo approved, just as we all know the universal symbols now which show vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free!

You have the chance to do just that…at the grass roots level.

Paleo Chef Ali of Breeze at the Hyatt Regency was vegan for quite a while.  He was so talented and creative with his culinary training that he developed a vegan menu which was not only featured at his own restaurant, but he was invited to spend time at one of the London locations to show the chefs there how to prepare his dishes.

No one bats an eyelash at the small “V” on a menu next to one of these creations.  Those of us who are already Paleo know that for many kitchens, adding a “P” to the menu isn’t much of a hassle as many options are already Paleo.  Steak and Sauteed Spinach?   Roast chicken on a salad?  Grilled Salmon with Veggies?

All are very commonly found items in many restaurants and as such, not too much change would be needed by the kitchen staff.

Yes, it may be a long way off, but this is the type of thing that needs to grow organically at the beginning (pardon the pun) and for each and every one of us that has had the wish of being able to dine at a Paleo place, we really need to take action when the option to support our wishes coming true is there.

RSVPs are requested in advance; we need to show the Hyatt our support.  If we show up in numbers, they’ll see how much we’re serious and who knows?  Perhaps a global Paleo friendly menu could be in the future.

Sign up here; the cost is $55 and you have the option to purchase a wine pairing the evening of, for a mere $20.

Here’s what you’ll have the chance to enjoy:

Galia melon gazpacho, sour cherry sorbet

Nori roasted day boat sea scallop, compressed watermelon, haas avocado puree, gala apple, fresh chives

Honey lavender lacquered duck breast, thyme-roasted baby turnip,

Regier farms peach puree, petit watercress

Strauss grass-fed flat iron steak, heirloom tomato confit, cashew creamed spinach, toasted Marcona almond

McGrath farms strawberry shortcake, coconut whipped cream

I sincerely hope to see you there.

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