Last week, I had a delicious dinner at a nearby, lovely Italian restaurant (Dino's) with eight other people, including two children. The restaurant was reasonably busy for a Thursday night. After perusing the menu, including a lengthy statement about their efforts to procure local, sustainable and ethical products, I decided on carciofi fritta (fried tiny artichoke hearts), an endive salad, and a pasta dish, pappardelle ai funghi. I felt reasonably confident, without specifically asking my server, that I had ordered vegan items. While we were enjoying cocktails and fresh bread with dipping oil, the conversation took off. Shortly after, our server let me know that I had ordered from an older menu and my salad was not available. I quickly selected a mixed baby greens salad and - eager to return to my conversation with the person next to me - forgot to ask my server to hold the cheese. My salad arrived with specks of shaved grana. So, dear readers, what would you have done?