I really wanted to love this place, as it has gotten stellar reviews for their food, as well as their gluten-free friendly menu. I came for a late lunch and got the Arancini appetizer, which I was so excited to try as it has been years since I’ve been able to find one gluten-free! However, it was pretty bland and lacking just basic salt. It came on a plate with tomato sauce, and even that was weirdly sweet. For my entre I got the Beef Cheeks Poutine, which tasted nothing like poutine. It was more like a Lomo Saltado, with all the ingredients being very disjointed: fries, meat, pickled onions, thin broth-like sauce, and few globs of not melted mozzarella...nothing really melded together. My boyfriend, on the other hand, got the porchetta panini and said it was delicious (I tried a little piece of the porchetta, and it was really good). I would give this place another try if I lived closer, as they were very friendly and accommodating, and they even have gluten free bread for sandwiches and can substitute gf pasta for any pasta dishes.
Most everything is gluten free. The one or two things which are not are sandwiches and can be made GF. Fryers and all cooking equipment are dedicated gluten free. Extremely knowledgeable staff. Either the chef (or maybe it was the sous chef?) has celiac disease. My wife and daughter have celiac, I am highly gluten sensitive. Absolutely no issues. Yummy food!
Chef is very knowledgeable about Celiac. His wife and child have severe gluten sensitivity. There’s dedicated kitchen space including a panini press and fryer. The food is divine!! I had the lamb panini, fries, and a banana phosphate. I will be back here often.
Esters is doing it right! All sandwiches and bruschetta can be made on Olivia's Superfree bread. The deep fryer is dedicated GF so everything that goes into it is GF! The duck fingers and cauliflower fritters are amazing and the hand cut fries are the best I've had. It's nice to be able to order from a menu knowing that everything is made with gluten allergies and sensitivities in mind and not just as an after thought. Plus, it all tastes so good, the non GF people will love it too! They even have vegan options.