It would have been TOO adult-like to make a statement like,
"Lavender? I don't think I have ever tried it, I don't think I'd like it."
Or instead of making a face - like those a two year old eating mashed peas or pulverized beef from a jar makes?
Basic food manners are simple,
IF I invite, I will let you choose where we are going.
IF you leave it to me?
I hope that you will eat (or try to eat) what we went out for.
IF you do not like it, I expect you NOT TO MAKE ME FEEL like an asshole, someone who is trying to poison you or make you sick.
I also expect you to be honest, but polite - I am not going to shame you or make you feel like shit for not eating.
I might ask you some questions about your aversion to whatever it is you don't like. I am not going to embarrass you for not eating, make jokes or shame you.
It really doesn't matter if that meal is home cooked or eaten in a restaurant.
I am going to behave myself when I am at the table (Which means I am not going to whine, make faces, pick at my food and then talk about the 'cruelty' to the animals or plants on my plate)
I don't really give a flying fuck about your disgust, your food allergies or the reaction you had to eating Pixie Sticks, because you cannot do Red Dye #6.
It's pretty simple, Just behave yourself and when you feel like making faces or acting like you want to induce vomiting with a pantomime of sticking a finger down your throat?
Go sit at the kiddie table, there's only adults at this space.