|Oysters at Elliot's Oyster House in Seattle|
More importantly, and more relevant to the purpose of this blog, my bridesmaids kidnapped me last weekend and whisked me away to Seattle for 3 days! Luckily, my girlfriends are fantastic foodies and are well aware of my restrictions and planned in advance. As a result, I am able to provide you with some reviews for eating gluten free in Seattle!!
And in case you haven't already been there, Seattle offers a ton of options to titillate your culinary senses. There are so many fantastic restaurants, and I am totally amazed at the ridiculous amount of specialty kitchen shops that somehow manage to be sustained by so many shoppers.
So here's a play-by-play of our restaurant hopping.
|Tequila Lime Mussels at Elliot's Oyster House|
Friday night we started the evening off with several varieties of raw oysters at Eliott's Oyster House. First, we shared several platters of mixed oysters, which arrived with a lovely iced champagne vinaigrette type thing. (Yes, oysters are naturally gluten free and I love them!!)
At the same time, we were able to indoctrinate one of my bridesmaids, who was an oyster virgin, in to the pleasures of slurping raw oysters!
The staff was very accommodating when I told them I was gluten intolerant and brought me some corn tortilla chips instead of bread with my Tequila Lime Mussels. The mussels were great, but if you don't like spicy stuff, this is not the dish for you! Despite their accommodating my allergies, the service was a teeny bit sporadic. To be fair, it was a Friday night, but we had to ask a few times for things like more water. I'd still go back again though, and would love to make it there for their happy hour.
|Salmon and Caper Omelet at Bacco's|
Bacco Cafe Saturday morning we headed off to Bacco Cafe for breakfast, where the staff was extremely friendly and understanding, despite being very busy. I had a fantastic breakfast - a salmon and caper omelet with fried potatoes.
|Black Pepper Scallops at Wild Ginger|
|Thai Rice Noodles at Wild Ginger|
|Snap Peas at Wild Ginger|
|Gluten Free Flourless Chocolate Cake at Wild Ginger|
|Vegetarian Tostada at Mama's Mexican Kitchen|
So there you have it, a decadent weekend of eating gluten free in Seattle!
Do you have a favorite restaurant in Seattle that accommodates gluten free folks?