I have allergies to gluten (wheat, bread, flour, beer, etc.) as well as dairy (milk, cheese, butter, etc.). I'm wondering how difficult it will be to "special order" meals in restaurants (please hold the cheese, please substitute corn tortilla instead of flour, please cook fish in oil instead of butter, etc.).
I don't want to seem high maintenance or offend the chef in any way... it's a health issue, not a weight-loss diet request or personal taste preference. Any recommendations? I'd hate to deny my family the pleasure of eating out on our vacation, all b/c of me. Thanks!