Innovations That Matter

In France, an allergen-free restaurant

Sport & Fitness

French restaurant Mon Histoire dans l'assiette has created a menu that is entirely free of 11 of the most common allergens, reducing worry for those unable to eat certain products.

Allergy-sufferers have already seen a number of innovations to help them avoid food that causes discomfort, from translation cards to food traceability apps. Placing allergies at the forefront of their business, however, is French restaurant Mon Histoire dans l’assiette, whose menu is entirely free of 11 of the most common allergens, ensuring that most people with a food intolerance of some kind can still have their pick of the restaurant’s selection. Located in Lyon, the eatery runs a menu focused on organically grown and reared produce that is free from gluten, eggs, lactose, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, mustard, shellfish, celery, sesame and lupine. The restaurant’s offerings change throughout the seasons to make certain that allergy sufferers have access to as wide a range of seasonal produce as possible. Data sheets are provided for everything that is cooked to ensure transparency and the staff are well-trained in the nutrition and allergy fields. Mon Histoire dans l’assiette (which translates as ‘My Story on a plate’) aims to make eating out with friends a more pleasurable experience, priding itself on “creative cuisine” that is healthy, “full of flavor” and designed to be enjoyed by everybody, not just those with allergies. The pricing is also affordable, with the average dish costing EUR 13.50. Mon Histoire claims to be the first of its kind to introduce a menu totally free of major allergens. Perhaps this is one for restaurateurs to replicate in your part of the world? Spotted by: R Steinberg



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