Damian Cardone of Tavern on the Green recently admitted on Facebook about lying to gluten-free customers. He ranted, "Gluten free is bulls$#t!! Flour and bread have been a staple of life for thousands, THOUSANDS of years. People who claim to be gluten intolerent [sic] dont [sic] realize that its [sic] all in there [sic] disturbed little heads. People ask me for gluten free pasta in my restaurant all the time, I tell em sure, Then I serve serve em our pasta, Which I make from scratch with high gluten flour. And you know what? nothing, NOTHING! ever happens! People leave talking about how good they feel gluten free and guess what, They just had a full dose! Idiots!"
Foodista discovered the Facebook post and exposed him on wednesday which naturally launched a slew of comments. I personally think the guy is an idiot himself and just lazy. Is it really that hard to just tell people you don't have a gluten free menu when they ask? Anyhow, who knew gluten would become so controversial! I love it.
PS, I learned about this story from my brother in law Alex by way of Facebook. Thanks Al!