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Sazon Restaurant and Cafe
941 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Home-style Venezuelan cuisine and gluten-free friendly in Philadelphia! Oct 11, 2012
reviewer: Dgfreviewers from Silver Spring, MD

Sazon Restaurant and Cafe ( http://www.sazonrestaurant.com ) is a home-style restaurant serving authentic Venezuelan cuisine. Husband and wife team Robert and Judith create true magic in their restaurant. Gluten free & vegetarian options abound. I recently dined at Sazon and found the owners' knowledge of gluten-free along with the understanding of cross contamination impressive. I felt at home in this casual BYOB where you just might have the owner Robert taking your order and chatting with you. Try the arepas (corn patties similar to a sandwich roll). I had the Grilled Veggie Delight arepa which had portabella mushrooms, eggplant, green pepper, tomatoes, onion, and spinach infused with cilantro pesto. The fried sweet plantains with shredded white cheese were the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Save room for Sazon's chocolate flan, caramel vanilla egg custard, and homemade chocolate truffles!

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Melting Pot
100 Sinatra Drive
Hoboken, NJ 07030


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Gluten Free Fondue at restaurant in Hoboken, NJ Oct 11, 2012
reviewer: Dgfreviewers from Silver Spring, MD

The Melting Pot is located just over the river from New York City on the waterfront of Hoboken, New Jersey, although they do have locations nationwide. Ten minutes on the PATH train and you can be transported to a scenic view of Manhattan and eat a four course, gluten-free, cheesy, chocolaty, meal. We started our big night out with Cheddar Cheese Fondue, which the waiters put together right in front of you at the table in a special gluten-free pot. It is made out of delectable aged, medium-sharp Cheddar and Emmentaler Swiss cheeses, lager beer, garlic, and seasonings. To make it gluten-free they substitute the lager beer for yummy gluten-free Redbridge beer! For dippers, we were given a multitude of vegetables, including cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, and apples. They were sure to not bring bread anywhere near us so crumbs couldn't contaminate our cheese. Corn chips are substituted, however many locations are now offering gluten-free bread, so be sure to ask your server if your location has it in stock. For the second course we cleansed our palates with healthy salads to clear the way for the rest of our heavy meal to come. I enjoyed the Spinach Mushroom Salad, which is naturally gluten-free. This is one of my favorite salads and I like it so much that I have tried to recreate it at home. It has fresh spinach, baby Portobello mushrooms, red onion, chopped bacon, and Roma tomatoes, with a warm Burgundy Shallot Vinaigrette. My friend had the California Salad, also on the gluten-free menu with mixed baby salad greens, Roma tomatoes, walnuts, and Gorgonzola cheese with Raspberry Black Walnut Vinaigrette. Next up came the meat course, where we had our choice of meats, seafood, and vegetables and our choice of cooking liquid for the table. My friend chose the Land and Sea with New York Strip Steak, chicken, and white shrimp. I got the Seafood Trio with white shrimp, scallops, and cedar-plank salmon. We chose one of the simplest and healthiest cooking styles, which is the Court Bouillon, just simple, seasoned, vegetable broth. All of the meat dishes also come with vegetables including mushrooms, potatoes, and broccoli, as well as a variety of gluten-free dipping sauces such as Gorgonzola Port, Green Goddess, Curry, and Ginger Plum. As if we weren't already full enough, dessert was still to come and we had the hard task of choosing from a plethora of chocolate fondues, each more tempting than the last. We finally settled on The Original, which featured the Melting Pot's signature milk chocolate with a swirl of crunchy peanut butter. Dessert fondue is served with strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, and pineapple. It was the perfect way to finish off an evening of decadent gluten-free eating, and on my next visit I might have to go back to get more than one dessert!

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Park 75
75 14th Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Gluten Free Afternoon Tea at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Oct 11, 2012
reviewer: Dgfreviewers from Silver Spring, MD

After a family vacation to London where I had the most fantastic afternoon tea service., I was obsessed with finding a place to enjoy delicious and gluten-free Afternoon Tea service here at home. It stood to reason that a hotel with international visitors was the best place to start. The Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta was more than happy to accommodate my request for gluten-free Afternoon Tea service. The delectable gluten-free tea menu at Park 75 (the main dining room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta) rivals the regular tea service menu. In addition to delicious gluten-free tea sandwiches, impressive pastries, and scones with lemon curd and Devonshire cream, the fine tea selections are gluten-free as well. The Afternoon Tea schedule at The Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta varies based on special events. The service is typically available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and 24-hour advanced reservations are needed for all patrons. For the best gluten-free accommodations, make reservations at least two days in advance. Various sweet gluten-free delicacies I've enjoyed at the Four Seasons Hotel include, but are not limited to, tea cookies, raspberry tarts in a chocolate shell, cheesecake lollipops, and chocolate truffles. The buttermilk gluten-free scones are the best I've had anywhere - including all gluten versions. To ensure the safety of allergen guests, gluten-free and gluten options are served on separate tiered serving stands. Cross contamination procedures are in place in the kitchen to segregate the gluten-free and gluten tea menu items as well. It's really wonderful to be able to enjoy this amazing treat with gluten-free and gluten eating friends alike!

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Dorcherster Hotel London
53 Park Lane
London, W1K 1QA
United Kingdom

5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Gluten Free Afternoon Tea at the Dorchester Hotel London Oct 11, 2012
reviewer: Dgfreviewers from Silver Spring, MD

I enjoyed gluten-free Afternoon Tea service at The Dorchester Hotel in London. It was actually difficult to choose where in the city to enjoy this refined English tradition. After doing some research about which places offered gluten-free service, it quickly became evident that it was harder to find places that didn't offer gluten-free Afternoon Tea service in London, than those that did. The very first enjoyable gluten-free bread I had when dining out was at The Dorchester Hotel. In fact, the tea sandwiches were so fabulous that I assumed that I had been served gluten-containing bread by mistake. The dining room manager in the opulent Promenade salon assured me that the smoked salmon, cucumber, and chicken salad sandwiches were made with gluten-free bread, noting the difference from the bread served at the tables around us. The gluten-free desserts at The Dorchester included fancy chocolate delicacies and exotic fresh fruit. The generous servings made for a full, albeit unconditional, gluten-free meal. I remember thinking at the time that it would be nice to live in London after having such a spectacularly delicious gluten-free experience!

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Al Pozzo Ristorante
26 Via Roma
Monterosso al Mare, 19016
Italy

5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Gluten-Free Lunch at restaurant in Monterosso, Italy Aug 24, 2012
reviewer: Dgfreviewers from Silver Spring, MD, USA

Lunch in Monterosso at Al Pozzo Ristorante was a divine treat. The set-menu lunch featured a trio of seafood salads, bruschetta with Roma tomatoes on toasted focaccia bread and pesto pasta. With no hesitation and a bursting smile, "Mama" prepared my meal using sourdough-like gluten-free bread for the bruschetta and Probios Corn Spaghetti for the pasta. Upon me licking my plate clean, she grabbed my hand and pulled me down a windy staircase to show me her supply of gluten-free goodies in the pantry. Miles from the mainland, this 40 seat restaurant stocked gluten-free products for nearly every item on the menu. This is just the way it is at restaurants in Italy.

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