We stopped overnight in Syracuse recently on the way to our western New York State vacation. We had dinner at Otro Cinco, a friendly Mexican restaurant with lots of gluten-free options in Syracuse’s historic district. I ordered the house special, a roasted vegetable burrito made with a corn tortilla. Delicious.
I didn't join Peter in a beer because gluten-free beer isn’t really beer. As for dessert, Otro Cinco didn’t have flan, my Mexican favorite. I figured I would share Peter’s dessert if he ordered something I could have.
But he chose the carrot cake, off limits to me. I’m sure he felt guilty about it because there were gluten-free options available. When the waiter came back and said they were out of carrot cake, I got my hopes up.
I can handle Peter’s eating things I can’t have. He’s very sympathetic about my restrictions. It would have been so easy for him to order the crème brulee and give me a bite. But he chose the peanut butter cake, leaving me dessert-less.
It was so unlike him.