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Serve non-drinkers food that has alcohol in it?

I've heard about the cravings that come up when presented with food with alcohol in it, that's why I wanted to make sure. I know the couple well enough whereI can just ask. I've been out to dinner with them and I've never seen either of them with a drink, whereas I've been out to bars with the rest of my prospective guests. I'll just discreetly bring it up and see what they say - thanks everyone!

Dec 12, 2012
schylla in Not About Food

Serve non-drinkers food that has alcohol in it?

My New Year's resolution is to throw more diner parties, or at least invite people over for dinner more often. I plan to have my first one next month, and while perusing recipes, I'm gravitating toward dishes that have wine as an ingredient, such as coq au vin, or braised short ribs. However, there are a couple people that I want to invite who don't drink. Would such a dish be in violation of their "no alcohol" policy?

I understand why you wouldn't serve a vegetarian a dish that had chicken stock, but unless it's for religious reasons or if the person is a recovering alcoholic (neither of which is the case), would it be disrespectful to serve a dish with alcohol in it? It's not like you would get drunk from eating it. Should I give my prospective guests a heads up, or find something else to cook?

Dec 12, 2012
schylla in Not About Food