A restaurant in France has developed its menu specifically for people who suffer from food allergies, providing full disclosure of every ingredient used and banning the most common allergens from its kitchen.
The recently opened eatery, Mon histoire dans l'assiette (which translates to 'My Story on a Plate') in Lyon, France, uses organic, seasonal products and is free from common food allergens like gluten, eggs, lactose, peanuts, tree nuts like walnuts and almonds, soy, mustard, shellfish, celery, sesame and lupine.
The new concept restaurant not only speaks directly to those with a slew of allergies but also appeals to the growing trend of consumers who have developed food intolerances or have made voluntary dietary changes.
Fears of a bland menu, meanwhile, may be placated by the fact that steering the kitchen is a chef who studied at the training center of one of France's culinary titans, Alain Ducasse.
Despite the laundry list of restrictions, chef Christine Delay offers fare like fish with citrus fruit, poached salmon and cream of asparagus, and lemon chicken. Bread is baked with quinoa or chestnut flour, reports Direct LyonPlus.
The average dish costs €13.50.
For those who suffer from food allergies, WebMD.com offers a host of tips on how to eat out, including a list of surprising foods where common allergens can hide: http://www.webmd.com/allergies/features/food-allergies-tips-for-eating-out.
[A previous version of this wire stated that Christine Delay had trained under Alain Ducasse.]