UGH! I had an experience this past weekend that I can only describe as a "Neolethal Booby-Trap" (NBT):
I decided to try a local "authentic" Spanish restaurant/bar, possessing rave reviews for their variety and quality of tapas and small plates. The menu was very diverse, with many dishes described as being cooked in and/or finished with "garlic butter".
I tried 6 different tapas, all tasting great, and soaked up most of the butter with tiny pieces of their freshly baked bread (paleo cheat, I know).
When I was completely gorged I mentioned to the proprietor how great all the food in garlic butter was. His reply to me was, "Thank you! There actually isn't any butter in anything here. We've been using a great commercial soy product for years, a lot like I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. It's so much healthier!"
I nearly yacked up my entire dinner after hearing that! I was so PISSED OFF! Why didn't he tell me about the franken-oil before I ordered, or at least note it in the menu? What if I were actually deathly allergic to soy? Do I now need to ask the "REAL BUTTER" question everywhere I go, even if the menu says "butter"?
Do any of you have a similar experience where a restaurant, friend or family member pulled a NBT on you? What was your reaction?
As a side note: I had the WORST gas and stomach cramps the whole night after that meal, and couldn't sleep well at all. It might've been all in my head, but it still sucked!