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Requests from diners are nothing new. Perhaps they have to do with omitting a certain ingredient, asking for a substitution, or simply inquiring after an off-menu dish.
But what happens when the requests take a trip into the strange, like unusual menu modifications, questionable preparation techniques, and downright bizarre uses for chocolate? This week, Valley chefs and restaurateurs share 10 of the most unusual requests they've received from diners who take special orders to a whole new level.