December 18, 2011

The Fountain View at Epcot (Dessert at World Disney World)

Posted in Cross Contamination, Disney World, Food Allergy, Traveling tagged , , , at 9:00 am by 1ElleofaWoman

Sadly, the Fountain View at Epcot is no longer serving Ice Cream.  It is now a Starbucks.

April 2015:

Word is the Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop in Downtown Disney is nut free.  I have not visited and cannot speak of this first hand, but am looking forward to visiting on out next trip and finding out,

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November 22, 2011

Chef Mickey’s Restaurant at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Dining at Walt Disney World)

Posted in Buffet, Cross Contamination, Disney World, Food Allergy, Restaurants, Traveling tagged , , , , , , at 8:00 am by 1ElleofaWoman

Chef Mickey’s restaurant is located in Disney’s Contemporary Hotel, just a short monorail ride from the Magic Kingdom. At Chef Mickey’s, you will meet various Disney characters as you dine. We met Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto. They serve breakfast and dinner; both are buffets.

Chef Mickey and other characters meet and greet diners.

It is well worth noting that if you are worried about cross-contamination at a buffet, you can ask the chef to make something special. Read the rest of this entry »

January 10, 2011

What is cross contamination?

Posted in Cross Contamination, Food Allergy tagged at 8:05 pm by 1ElleofaWoman

Cross contamination is generally defined as the transfer of harmful bacteria from one food to another.  In the allergy world, it is the transfer of an allergen to an otherwise allergen-free food, which, while not harmful to the average person, can be deadly to a person with allergies. It is something that most people don’t consider. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18, 2010

It’s a ‘Loolu’ of a Pizza

Posted in Cross Contamination, Food Allergy, Restaurants tagged , , , at 5:01 am by 1ElleofaWoman

Peanut allergies and pizza – It’s a ‘Loolu’

One day last year, Jess & I went to the movies with my friends and her kids. Afterwards we went to Pizza Loolu, a pizzeria that was in my located in my town in a strip mall that has a high turnover rate.  That location once had a Mexican restaurant, and Pizza Loolu has now been replaced by a Greek restaurant.  But the experience is still worth writing about.

At the time, none of us had eaten there. We ordered a pie and sodas and since Anna paid for the movies, I paid for lunch while she and the kids found a table. After I paid, I realized that I hadn’t asked if they used any peanut oil or peanut butter in the pizza.

I’ve read in a FAAN newsletter that some people put peanut butter in tomato sauce, but I always wondered if that is a regional thing; no restaurateur I have spoken to in New York, New Jersey or even at Disney World has even heard of such a thing. Some chefs seemed insulted when asked. Then, to Jessica’s great disappointment, Pizza Hut changed its sauce which was listed as “may contain peanuts” so we no longer eat there. (But its April 2010 allergen guide doesn’t have the may contain.  I wonder if it is safe again?)

“We don’t use peanut oil but,” the person behind the counter at Pizza Loolu said. He then hemmed and hawed, which is a bad sign, so before he said they had peanut butter pizza on their dessert menu and she should stay away from the dessert bar, I knew I wouldn’t let Jess eat there. Read the rest of this entry »