I have been craving pastries for the past couple of months, but
have not found a place that had nice pastry-ish type foods. Even
Whole Foods was coming up short. But, on my way home from
a long walk to see the Cherry Blossoms, I stopped by Ris
Restaurant on the corner of L and 23rd Street NW, DC for a
coffee and happened to mention to the waitress that I was
gluten free. She explained that the pastry chef and sous chef
are personally very familiar with the gluten free diet, and they
just came up with Rhubarb Rasberry Almond Crumb cake -
which I promptly ordered. Wow!! My craving for pastries has
been satisfied!! The Crumb cake can be a dessert (with
marscapone ice cream on top and a light custard around the
sides) or as a pastry for brunch (without the ice cream and
custard). It is filling enough for a brunch item, but you might
want to split it with someone as a dessert as it is quite rich.
Ris also serves gluten free beer and a couple of other gluten free
items- but I was most interested in the crumb cake.
If visiting the Kennedy Center, Foggy Bottom or Georgetown,
stop by and check it out.
SUBMITTED BY A MEMBER OF THE DC CELIACS SUPPORT