Service was fine but there are no gluten-free markings on the menu. Staff didn’t understand about cross-contamination with a deep fat fryer.(all potato sides are refreshed in the fryer!). No gluten-free desserts and while my entrée was prepared gluten-free, no attempt was made to provide me anything other than plain meat and plain vegetables. As this is a fine dining restaurant, I was disappointed.
NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
I don't have Celiac. My girlfriend does. I avoid gluten because any contact with it gets my girlfriend extremely ill.
I was please to find the Brick Ridge Restaurant online, boasting a Celiac-friendly, gluten-free menu.
My girlfriend and I both ordered off that menu, and the waiter assured us that he was well versed in Gluten Free diets and that he would replace the Farro with a Gluten free substitute.
When the meal came, we didn't even question the grain that was used. I am no chef, and I assumed it was some kind of rice I had never used...We were obviously not that lucky. The Chef replaced the Farro with Barley.
BARLEY WAS THEIR SUBSTITUTE ON THEIR GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS MENU!!!!
I gotta admit. It tasted damned good. That certainly doesn't help though when it came down to the dizziness and stomach cramps my girlfriend started having at the end of dinner. It doesn't help now that she is vomiting everything up right now, while we were supposed to be celebrating our birthdays together.
Birthday date night...effectively ruined.
They have a gluten free menu and the staff is very knowledgable. For instance, I wanted the fried Brussel Sprouts but they warned me they were fried in the same fryer as gluten items. They use fresh ingredients from local farms and even their own herb garden in the summer. They change part of their menu weekly and have a great wine selection. I eat there at least 3 times a month!