To follow up on a reader's question from yesterday (in the comments section of this post):
I contacted Olive Garden's purchasing department this morning and their buyer confirmed that there are no eggs in the breadsticks.
However, although the breadsticks themselves are eggless, my local Olive Garden adds a butter coating to the breadsticks which does contain eggs. The breadsticks can be ordered plain without the butter coating at all locations.
I obtained the breadstick coating information from a local Olive Garden restaurant because Olive Garden's guest relations department stated they only have information on the items mentioned below.
I emailed their website and was sent the following information from Olive Garden's guest relations:
"The following pastas used in our restaurants do not contain egg: spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine, angel hair, capellini, penne, and shells. However, they are prepared in the same area as other menu items or pastas, such as ravioli, that do contain eggs.
All the items that you referenced, the Minestrone soup, Garden Salad minus the house Italian dressing, Marinara Sauce, Capellini Pomodoro, Eggplant Parmigiana and Fettuccine Alfredo are designed to be egg-free; however, there is always the possibility of cross introduction of other egg-containing products. We must ask that you use your own discretion when ordering these items."
As a side note, the Olive Garden dressing contains eggs.
Thursday, June 26, 2008