He Was So Grateful to His New Mormon Neighbors That He Cooked Them a Meal to Say Thank You, but It Soon Left a Bitter Taste

A man recently wrote to an online forum to ask if he was out of line by mistakenly cooking food that contained wine for his new neighbors. He was trying to say thanks for helping him move, but his kind gesture backfired spectacularly. Here’s his story

Classically trained

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The man wrote, “I’m a classically trained French chef. I have spent the last 11 years training and cooking in restaurants in France, but I am an American citizen.”

Big romance

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“I met my wife five years ago when she was on vacation in France,” he added. “We fell in love, and she lived with me in France.”

Starting over

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The couple decided to have a family. His wife said that they should move back to her home in Salt Lake City, Utah, so they did.

Moving country

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They had a lot of items to move from France. They shipped lots of furniture and other possessions.

Helping hand

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When the removal van pulled up at their new home, they thought it would take hours to unload and move. However, about 15 of their new neighbors appeared, and the job was done in no time at all.

Lovely welcome

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The neighbors also brought snacks and refreshments. They were friendly and full of advice about their new home and their neighborhood.

Saying thanks

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The man was so bowled over by their kindness that he offered to cook them all a meal a few days later to say thank you.

Polite refusal

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Not everyone could make the meal. Some cited prior commitments and childcare issues; others said helping people is the Mormon way, and that was all the reward they needed.

Dinner for eight

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However, three of the couples that had helped said they would love to come for the meal.

Roaring success

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The meal went well. The man pulled out all the stops and made gigot qui pleure—a delicious leg of lamb. Everyone ate it up and even asked for seconds.

Intriguing ingredients

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Some of the couples asked the man for the recipe, which he was more than happy to provide. However, when they read the recipe, they were stunned.

Red whine

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The sauce that the man used for the lamb dish contained red wine. His neighbors were furious with him because consuming alcohol is forbidden in the Mormon scriptures. They accused him of trying to corrupt them and disrespecting their religious beliefs.

Was he in the wrong?

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The man was unaware of these restrictions, and it was an innocent mistake. He felt his guests should have made him aware that they could not have wine. He wrote to an online forum to ask if he was out of line.

The internet responded

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One poster said, “It’s always the responsibility of the person with a dietary restriction to ensure their food meets that requirement.”

While another commenter declared, “Just apologize, be clear that you did not know and would never have used it or served that dish if you had known, and ask if there are any other major restrictions you should know about.”

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