Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Macaroni Grill

6/4/08 update:

From their guest relations department:

"Since there is no single vegetarian eating pattern, our company dietitian has compiled the list below of suggested menu options for various types of vegetarian diets. We hope that you will find this list helpful during your next visit to our restaurant.

If an item you desire does not appear on the list below, please keep in mind that our chefs will gladly try to accommodate your special dietary needs by custom-preparing a meal using any ingredients that we have available in our kitchen. However, please be aware that none of our menu items are certified as vegetarian. Many of our recipes contain meat, fish, egg and dairy products and normal kitchen operations involve the sharing of cooking and preparation areas, including common fryer oil. Therefore, it is possible for any food item, including fried vegetables, to come into contact with animal products during the preparation and/or cooking process. Additionally, please be aware that our tomato sauce contains butter.

Based on our supplier ingredient information, the menu items you may consider are as follows:

Suggested Menu Options for Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarians (contains egg and/or dairy, but no meat/fish):**

All “Suggested Menu Options for Vegans and Lacto-Vegetarians” listed below, including the following:

Mushroom Ravioli
Salad Dressings: Honey Mustard, Fat Free Creamy Italian, Ranch Dressing
Eggplant Parmesan
Tomato Basil and Cheese Tortellini Soup
Desserts: New York Cheesecake, Lemon Passion Cream Cake, Tiramisu

Suggested Menu Options for Lacto-Vegetarians (contains dairy, but no meat/fish or egg):**
All “Suggested Menu Options for Vegans” listed below, including the following:
Mozzarella Alla Caprese
Tomato Bruschetta
Pizza Margherita
Garden della Casa Salad
Insalata Blu Salad
Fettuccine Alfredo

Suggested Menu Options for Vegans (contains no meat/fish, dairy or egg):**
Any String Pasta with Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Tomato Bruschetta – order without Cheese
Garden della Casa Salad – order without Cheese and Croutons
Salad Dressings: Balsamic Vinaigrette, Italian, Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Grilled Asparagus and/or Broccoli

** Note: All desserts and fried menu items may come into contact with animal products during the normal kitchen preparation and cooking processes due to cross-contamination.

On your next visit to Macaroni Grill, please speak with a manager about your dietary restrictions to ensure that your meal is carefully prepared with your needs in mind. We hope that you are able to choose a meal to your liking and look forward to serving you soon."

From 5/30/08:
I have emailed them to find out which items are purely vegetarian, but I found this list of eggless menu options. There is information on well on what you can eat if you have other allergies:
click here for more info

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