Last night I went out to dinner w/ a small group of colleagues for a farewell party. We've all been to this restaurant a few times and never had any problems whatsoever. Last night I decided to order a short rib dish I'd never had (at this restaurant) but have had it over the years at other restaurants so I know what it should taste like.
My first bite the food taste gamey. It had a very off flavor. In general I don't like lamb or meats that have noted gamey flavors so I tend to avoid ordering them. Even the smell is off-putting to me.
These were beef short ribs.
After the first bite I debated whether to say something, send the dish back, ask someone else to try it, etc. I wound up not saying anything given the occasion and wound up slowing eating a few bites and shifting the food around. I've also never sent a dish back before so that also was part of my reluctance.
Oddly, the waitress didn't ask if I wanted the leftovers which I would have refused anyway, but she just took the dish away without saying anything.
Went to bed fine, but woke up early this morning and just started puking right away. Pretty much puked non-stop until late this afternoon.
Should I contact the restaurant? Contact the health department? Call my doc? Forget about it? I texted the person I am closest to and she didn't get sick,
I'm 100% positive it was this dish and I 100% regret not sending it back.
Also, I only vomited. Nothing from the other direction. And I'm scared to eat anything, even though I am kind of hungry now. I've only had a few sips of water since I last got sick and was able to keep it down.