• Dar Essalam

    5 starsSeptember 27, 2012

    29585 SW Park Pl, Wilsonville, OR 97070

    Dinner here feels like you're with family. The chef (a former RN) is very knowledgable about gluten and celiac disease and is a fantastic cook. I'm not a lamb fan but her lamb raging with stewed prunes and almonds has made me a convert.

  • Restaurant 4580

    5 starsAugust 21, 2012

    4580 Broadway St, Boulder, CO 80304

    BEST experience in Colorado, and top three dining experiences EVER (the other two being when my husband proposed on a cliff overlooking the mediterranean ocean in Italy, and dinner in the French Alps with a group of friends, one of whom is an award-winning chef). I had always wanted to do a Chef's Tasting meal, but with food allergies, it's hard to feel safe letting someone else select for you. Jeff came out to the table to chat with us as we ate our appetizers and we peppered him with questions about the different entree options, initially looking for guidance to order off the menu. Everything sounded delicious, so eventually we just told him to surprise us...send out 4 courses over the course of 3 hours and make it all GF, but other than that, have fun. And boy did he! It was all delicious! We started with the gf mediterranean flat bread with feta, the prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and the truffle frites; second course was golden beet salad, potato-leek cappuccino, and the grilled calamari (perfectly seasoned!); Third course was the filet over french lentils and fingerling potatoes, mahi mahi with grilled peach salsa over chilled quinoa salad and the resounding favorite herb roasted chicken over creamy polenta with the chicken jus. OH MY GOD! Move over, Colonel Sanders, because this was plate-lickin' good. (And we have a photo of Jamie licking the plate to prove it!) Of course, as a pastry chef, my favorite course is always dessert: From the cheese-stuffed and friend cherries (tasted like a cherry-churro with a light dusting of cinnamon), or brandy-poached pears with creme chantilly, to a small (deadly) sliver of the flourless chocolate torte, the whole thing was wonderful. I liked that none of it was overly sweet, allowing the flavors to shine through. Regrettably, I took tons of photos of the first 3 courses, but when dessert came, I got so excited, I just picked up my spoon and dug in. Oops! We will surely be back (to drink the rest of whatever moscato asti your order), time and again. Thank you!

  • Smiling Moose Deli

    1 starsAugust 19, 2012

    459 S McCaslin Blvd, Louisville, CO 80027

    Surly service and questionable employee hygiene. Chicken on the salads tasted like dried out turkey. I really wanted to love this deli because their website proudly mentions how GF friendly it is, but most of the options on the website (like build your own salad) aren't even available in the store. Go to mad greens or green fine salad instead.

  • Bacco Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar

    5 starsAugust 19, 2012

    1200 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80304

    Had an amazing meal w/ 2 friends all GF! Started w the mozzarella sampler platter w 3 kinds of moz, grilled zucchini, eggplant, green tomato jam and roasted peppers. Divine! Then moved on to shortribs, chicken saltimbocca & the grilled polenta w mushrooms in a rosemary cream sauce. So delicious. I with we had a Bacco in my hometown!