When you go to a restaurant, you might order things like lobster agnolotti, charred barramundi, or tacos al pastor, but if you have young children with you, their options are typically limited to chicken tenders, buttered noodles, macaroni and cheese, and grilled cheese or a quesadilla. If you’re lucky, baby carrots or applesauce are served on the side.
While the typical kid’s menu items probably delight the picky eaters out there who live off of chicken nuggets and ketchup, parents who want more for their kids and their money are less than delighted. And kids who are adventurous eaters are bored out of their minds. But many chefs are parents themselves, and restaurants, from fast food and fast casual to fine dining, are taking note. (more…)