“I wasn’t sure what to expect from last night’s Safe and Sound Dinner at BOKA. While I knew chef Giuseppe Tentori could bring the goods on any given day, these were no ordinary circumstances. Food allergy guru Lisa Williams had challenged Tentori to prepare a meal without using any of the most prevalent food allergens. In other words, no wheat, eggs, soy, dairy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts or gluten. Yum. Shockingly, I didn’t miss any of those ingredients one bit.”
“Coming to a Safe & Sound Dinner is an incredible experience for anyone with food allergies. To have dinner in a restaurant without worry is a gift, and the food served is incredible. The dinner I enjoyed at BOKA was easily the best meal I've eaten in seven years since my diagnosis! What truly sets Safe & Sound Dinners apart is the company at the table. By the end of a shared meal filled with personal food stories, chatting about favorite products and moaning with pleasure while eating wonderful allergy-free food, you will have a full stomach and new friends.”
My wife was diagnosed a few years ago with several food allergies: gluten, dairy, soy, citrus and peanuts. Prior to the diagnosis we enjoyed dining out at a wide variety of restaurants, but onset of the allergies truly limited our options. We are finding that more and more restaurants are becoming sensitive to patrons with food allergies. Your Safe & Sound Dinners, however, have been wonderful...clearly demonstrating that those with allergies have many culinary options when a creative chef and customer focused establishment dedicate their efforts. We're signed up for the next dinner on February 9 and please keep them coming. Thanks for leading the way.
Dinner at BOKA was amazing… The food was exceptional and service outstanding. I don’t have any allergies and adored my meal, while my husband was delighted to be able to eat everything that was put in front of him. And Swirlz – we love you too! Huge thanks to Lisa and we look forward to your next dinner.
"Since my husband was diagnosed with sensitivities to over 30 different foods, we have struggled to dine out of the house. When we do, it's normally to somewhere where we can order a plain piece of meat with a simple side. When we attended the Safe and Sound dinner at Carnivale earlier this year, it was the first time we had comfortably eaten out at a restaurant in over a year. We had the privilege of also attending the Safe and Sound dinner at Boka in November. Each dining experience reminded us how much we appreciate delicious food. We are grateful to Lisa Williams for organizing these Safe & Sound Dinners, and to the chefs and restaurants that have been so willing to accommodate those of us with food restrictions."