Feeling Special


I was sitting around my house trying to think of my favourite allergen free food. I couldn’t really pinpoint any stand-out favourite. And then it hit me.

A few years back, I went to a dinner play with my family. If you’ve never been to one, you essentially eat a buffet style dinner then enjoy a wicked-awesome play. My mom had called ahead with concerns over the nut allergy of my brother and I. They made the appropriate preparations to make us feel comfortable. Those preparations consisted of bringing out the head chef to our table (tall chef hat and all) to speak with us. He told us that we could have anything we wanted and he would personally make it for us. So we said we would go take a look at the buffet and let him know what we thought. He said “no no no, don’t go over there, you just tell me what you want and I’ll make it especially for you, even when you want seconds.”


I got a hint of what celebrities feel like every day. I obviously chose a chicken carbonara pasta dish. But that wasn’t my favourite food. What happened after dinner was the real kicker. As an allergic youth, I had pretty much given up on desserts. I always tell myself that it keeps me healthy. That’s the truth. But on this particular day, the chef brought out a baked cheesecake. Sorry if you’re allergic to dairy or eggs or anything else found in cheesecake but it was the best thing EVER. The End. But not actually the end. I have to describe it first. It was baked! I’m talkin’ flaky baked. In cherry cheesecake flavour! Who even thinks of that!? And he drizzled some kind of fancy sauce over top and it just all melted in your mouth with awesome perfection. If you’re not drooling yet, you can start. I haven’t had any dessert as good as that since but I am always searching. If you come across one, let me know! Dylan over and out.


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