Saturday, May 24, 2008

Grand Lux Cafe

The following is the response I received from emailing Guest Relations at the Grand Lux Cafe. It is similar to Cheesecake Factory, since they are the owners:

"We realize that nutritional information is important to some of our guests, and so we are currently looking at software that will allow us to analyze our dishes. As soon as we are able to provide this information, we will happily do so. Unfortunately, we do not offer any “Vegan” items, and we do not maintain separate cooking facilities so we cannot guarantee against the unintentional or unforeseen cross-contamination of ingredients.

A majority of our dishes can be modified to be made without animal products.

· Thai Lettuce Wraps with no chicken
· All Salads can be modified to be made without meat, cheese etc and you can get oil & vinegar on the side
· The following dressings do not contain eggs: Chinese, Cilantro, Citrus Vinaigrette, Honey-Mustard, Japanese, Vinaigrette, Lime Vinaigrette, Peanut Vinaigrette, Shallot Vinaigrette, Asian Vinaigrette, Sheila’s Vinaigrette.
· Side of Veggies (i.e. Snow Peas & Vegetables or Asparagus)
· Cheese or Vegetable Pizza – pizza dough does not contain eggs
· Portabella Burger On A Bun – no bun [or sauce]

Special Note:

· Most of our Pastas do contain an egg base
· All our Bread items contain an egg base

Please be sure to ask your server or a manager to tour guide you to menu items that meet your dietary needs. All of our servers and managers are very knowledgeable about all of our menu items. We hope to serve you again soon."

Have you experienced the level of familiarity that they are claiming above?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just ate the mushroom burger on a bun today at Chicago's Grand Lux Cafe. However, our waitress warned that the burger used chicken stock...

Sarah said...

Hmmm...you mean in the patty itself? I will write to them to confirm this.

Sarah said...

Dear Anonymous,
I spoke with Guest Relations and they verified that there is no chicken broth or any sort of meat product in the patty. The bun, however, has an egg base which is why they recommended ordering it without the bun in the email I posted above. Let me know if you have any other questions!

Anonymous said...

They have a tofu dish and I heard its not vegetarian or vegan. Is this true?