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A restaurant has come under fire after a chef boasted about 'spiking' the food of vegan customers with meat.
Laura Goodman, the chef and co-owner of Carlini in Shifnal, Shropshire, posted in a Facebook group about a 'pious, judgmental vegan' who had booked to eat at the restaurant.
"Pious, judgmental vegan (who I spent all day cooking for) has gone to bed, still believing she's a vegan," Goodman wrote.
When then asked if she had put non-vegan food in the group's meal, she responded: "Actually I should have said 'they're' not a vegan... not 'she's'. Started with asking me to telephone them, over Christmas, to discuss the dietary requirements of their guests within a set time frame, and ended with me wondering why I'm explaining this simplistic post to a pious cunt."
also wrote that she had 'spiked a vegan' and, as you can imagine,
not everyone was happy.
One commenter, Robbie, wrote on the post: "You feed vegans (who have trusted you and presumably paid for their meals) non-vegan food, boast about it on social media in a group that represents quite a broad cross-section of society, and get roundly chastised. You then decide that the problem must be with all the people in the group, rather than your own reprehensible behaviour?"
Another, Jonathan, added: "I am not a vegan but if someone was I would never feed them non-vegan. I am a fox-hunting Tory but your behaviour is despicable."
Another Facebook user also chimed in, comparing spiking a vegan's food with plying a non-drinker with alcohol.
"I'm an omnivore but I am a lifelong teetotaller, and would be very upset if someone spiked my drink," she wrote. "There is no reason, medical or otherwise, why I can't drink alcohol - I just don't. On Christmas Day I take my own bottle of non-alcoholic wine because most people don't see the point of getting it in, and I'm stuck with pop or Schloer, which is just grape juice. Or even worse, they think it's funny to openly give me alcohol and say, 'Oh, just get it down you, live a little.' Very insulting."
Vegans have now responded by leaving negative reviews on the restaurant's TripAdvisor page.
How this is all going to work out for Carlini remains to be seen, but whether you side with the vegans or not, you have to wonder how Goodman thought this was likely to end.
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