When our kids were old enough to go out to dinner with us, my husband and I wanted to make sure that we did not raise children who ate nothing but French fries and chicken nuggets. My husband admits that he was a finicky eater, and knew it had less to do with his parents trying and more to do with his stubbornness, and he didn’t want the same thing to happen with his children. The problem was, every restaurant we went to seemed to have the same five or six items on their kid’s menu, and when we asked about doing anything else, most often we got the “sorry, no substitution” rule.
A co-worker of mine told me about this restaurant I had heard of but never been to. She said that the menu was pretty different from the typical restaurants and very tasty, and that everything was made to order. She didn’t have kids of her own, but she figured if nothing else, it would be a change of pace for us, so we checked it out.
The menu was certainly different, and I wasn’t sure how the kids would respond to the new flavors. Turns out they loved it. The kid’s menu was original and inventive, and the regular entrees were exciting as well. I’m sure at some point my kids will see their friends eating chicken nuggets and want some of their own, but I’m going to hold that off as long as I can by taking them to fine dining places where the menu is great for everyone.