It’s amazing how quickly time is going here in Dortmund! Today is the first day I’ve had a decent gluten-free meal. I was very disappointed that the only food our hotel could offer me Thursday evening was tomato soup, Caesar salad without croutons and French fries.
This evening a group of nine demonstrators and two husbands went to Mongo’s, which is very much like the old Mongolian Barbecues that were popular some years ago in the UK.
The waiter gave us all a small board which had a hole in it to hold a bowl. I was given a red board when he was told I’m Coeliac, and I went with everyone to choose what food I wanted. There was a great selection of vegetables, seafood, and meat. The board is weighed and the machine prints a ticket which says how much your meal costs.
Then you leave your board with the guy at the end who cooks each dish of food, except my red board, which was taken to the kitchen at the back, therefore ensuring no cross-contamination! The food was excellent and we’re hoping to go back tomorrow evening!
I’ve scattered some photographs I’ve taken at OnStage including swaps that are on the display boards here. I will be bringing 99 swaps back with me which I will share on a video. Photographs here may or may not be swaps I have received!
I hope you have a great weekend and look forward to being back with you soon. In the meantime, happy crafting.
Claire Gagne says
These are great pics Jan. Hope you are enjoying yourselves. The hardest part for you may be the food, but hope you can find different places to eat. It must be difficult for people who have stomach problems &/or diabetes or allergic to some foods, and find the right restaurant to go to. Especially when one does travel. Before I forget, I love that big bee!! Hope you can show us how to make the pop holder (bee) and the holder on the right! Interested in those for sure…..Enjoy & can’t wait to see your swaps!!
I didn’t realise how difficult it is for Coeliacs to find decent eating places! I’ve made a note in my book about the bee – are you referring to the yellow box on a stick? I’m not sure what the second one is that you’re asking about. Can you let me have more details, please? xx
Melinda Rozes says
What a wonderful trip for you!! The Mongo looked delicious and I love the way you order food!! The previews of the swaps are amazing!
Many thanks, Melinda. As much as I like travelling, I love coming home! xx