Vegetarianat a dinner party

by Alice
(Bridgewater CT. Usa)

I'm going to a small dinner party and don't know the host. I am a Vegetarian and don't want to be rude and not eat the prepared meal.

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Sep 29, 2012
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Seriously? NEW
by: Anonymous

"My logic being that if you consume factory farmed meat youre likely to shove anything into your piehole so whatever I prepare is better then what you eat on a normal basis, and if you eat meat that is local,free of antibiotics, steroids, grass fed, and free range you will most certainly respect the fact I take care in in what I feed my loved ones as well and this is easily observed by the purity of the foods I prepare and you'll happily eat what I have made."

Seriously? Have you been appointed health minister of some kind?

Jun 25, 2012
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Vegans and Vegetarians should always ask at time of intvitation. NEW
by: Anonymous

If I INVITE someone to a dinner party its a dinner party and not a potluck (tacky) I certainly dont EXPECT my guests to do anything except show up on time. If I am inviting you into my home I know you well enough to know your diet restrictions. I suppose if youre attending a dinner party at someones home you dont know very well then the hostess (fully aware she's invited someone she doesnt know very well) surely would make a vegetarian dish to accompany the meal and if not they are a poor hosts.This doesnt help you very much. That being said I am a vegetarian and do not cook meat, and I expect you to eat what I have prepared for you. My logic being that if you consume factory farmed meat youre likely to shove anything into your piehole so whatever I prepare is better then what you eat on a normal basis, and if you eat meat that is local,free of antibiotics, steroids, grass fed, and free range you will most certainly respect the fact I take care in in what I feed my loved ones as well and this is easily observed by the purity of the foods I prepare and you'll happily eat what I have made. All in all, vegans, and vegetarians are well versed in asking questions when accepting dinner invitations or even ordering off a menu, usually through trial and error, so I guess my question to you is why didnt you ask at time of invitation. Bad guest, bad guest.

Jun 25, 2012
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Vegans and Vegetarians should always ask at time of intvitation. NEW
by: Anonymous

If I INVITE someone to a dinner party its a dinner party and not a potluck (tacky) I certainly dont EXPECT my guests to do anything except show up on time. If I am inviting you into my home I know you well enough to know your diet restrictions. I suppose if youre attending a dinner party at someones home you dont know very well then the hostess (fully aware she's invited someone she doesnt know very well) surely would make a vegetarian dish to accompany the meal and if not they are a poor hosts.This doesnt help you very much. That being said I am a vegetarian and do not cook meat, and I expect you to eat what I have prepared for you. My logic being that if you consume factory farmed meat youre likely to shove anything into your piehole so whatever I prepare is better then what you eat on a normal basis, and if you eat meat that is local,free of antibiotics, steroids, grass fed, and free range you will most certainly respect the fact I take care in in what I feed my loved ones as well and this is easily observed by the purity of the foods I prepare and you'll happily eat what I have made. All in all, vegans, and vegetarians are well versed in asking questions when accepting dinner invitations or even ordering off a menu, usually through trial and error, so I guess my question to you is why didnt you ask at time of invitation. Bad guest, bad guest.

Mar 24, 2012
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special diet requirements NEW
by: Anonymous

We host many family dinners at our home, served with a number of side dishes, salads and vegetables. One regular guest, who doesnt contribute to the meals, makes comments about our not making special accommodations for his uninvited guest. We are at the point that we believe that if you know you have special dietary needs and are a guest in someone elses home, YOU have the obligation to bring food that meets your special dietary needs.

May 27, 2010
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just ask
by: Anonymous

If the person invited you there should be no problem calling or sending a quick email. Simply say that you have dietary restrictions and would like to come to the event and ask if they would prefer you to bring something or would like more information so they can prepare something / evaluate their menu.

May 08, 2010
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Get your friend to call the host
by: Eunice replies

Ask your friend who knows the host to call and ask if there is a Vegetarian option.

All the best.

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