New years eve dilemma

windrose

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Only a few more weeks and we will be into the new year..and here is my problem.
A group of friends will all be going to a New Years Eve party/dinner/dance.
Now of all our friends we are true vegans...don't ask.
The venue will be the local VFW (Veterans of foreign wars) and they have a set menu...steak and potatoes. (typical). They will be charging a $100 a couple and l can not see spending that just to dance on New Years Eve but do wish to celebrate with our friends.
I have considered asking to be accommodated but can't see how they would unless it was potatoes and a house salad . We can eat prior to going but do not think they would discount the set price...what would you do???
 

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I personally might say I don't eat steak and just to serve you potatoes and salad. You can say that you are happy to pay the $100 to support the veterans society.
 

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Have you tried calling the venue? Many places will accommodate vegans these days. I wouldn't decide anything without first calling. If nothing else, your call will send them the message that their set menu might be turning away some customers.
 

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I'd definitely ask, as the potatoes may have butter on them! Most places would be willing to accommodate even if it is just slightly
 
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Well l went to purchase my tickets today for the NY .Strip steak with Shrimp dinner...but good news! The chef was there and l asked about a Vegan option and he said he would be happy to accommodate. He was not sure what it may be at this time but was going to do what l had thought impossible . Once again hats off the those men and women who have protected us and our standard of life and to the Chef at the VFW ,Hobe Sound, Florida!
 
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