fresh made gluten-free bread and gluten-free Indian poppadom crackers at The Pointe.
Something truly amazing has happened. In a restaurant (unfortunately not in the Houston area), I was asked by the server if I had any food allergies that the chef should know about. Well that question alone pretty much stopped me right in my tracks! " Yes, I said, I don't eat wheat, and thank you so much for asking!". I was then asked, "do you have celiac disease?" , to which I replied (with my chin practically on the floor), "yes, I do." I was then informed by the server that they have two different types of fresh gluten-free bread, and they will bring me a basket of my own. The shock! The delight! I could not believe it..
The Pointe Restaurant in Tofino, B.C., Canada was the scene of this incredible event. I enjoyed a very nice toasted rice-based bread with butter, and a spicy Indian cracker known as poppadom. What a simple joy to have delicious fresh-made bread with a meal. In addition, I had a fantastic meal made with gluten-free ingredients. Note: The Pointe restaurant is not a gluten-free facility.
Which brings me to my query: why are the wonderful restaurants in the Houston area so slow on the uptake with regard to good, fresh, gluten-free items to offer to gluten-free customers. Has anybody in the Houston area ever been offered a gluten-free bread option in a conventional restaurant? Please let me know, because I would like to promote these forward-thinking restaurants as places that go out of their way to welcome GF people, and make them feel that there is a place they can go without all kinds of worrying and pre-planning. My new Examiner campaign will regularly highlight those establishments on an ongoing basis. Yes, I realize that this is somewhat self-serving, since my company produces these types of items, but, as your Houston-area gluten-free guru, someone has to talk about it!
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