Traveling again; in search of great gluten free food…in the Boston area. I ate at Legal Seafood, two different locations, two great meals. I had mussels in wine sauce followed by a steamed lobster for supper one night. It came with two gf rolls, warm and tasty…side of brown rice which was a bit drab: I think they left off the seasoning in a probably cautious decision (seasonings can be problematic due to flour in spice blends). And my second side was sautéed fresh spinach. Everything was tasty. The gf food arrives at the same time as everyone else’s but via a different waiter who is tasked with making sure you eat safely. I had a dark chocolate mousse for dessert that was incredibly rich; couldn’t finish it! You should know that the owners of this chain have celiac family members so they really try hard to give you a great and safe gf eating experience.
For lunch a couple days later my sister and I ate at a different Legals as the Thai restaurant we planned to go to was closed. I had some Portuguese seafood chowder full of perfectly cooked white fish, mussels, clams, chorizo sausage and tomato based broth. It also came with those tasty gf rolls. I had a side of coleslaw, very fresh and crunchy. So nice to feel I can eat food that is safe for me and really tasty.
There are three Legals in the Phila. and south Jersey area; check out the one at King of Prussia mall: http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/king-of-prussia-king-of-prussia-mall. So you can eat great gf seafood right here in PA.
I also ate at a hipster kinda of Thai/Chinese restaurant in the Back Bay area of Boston: Chang and Myers… http://www.myersandchang.com/. My shredded pea pod salad with green goddess dressing and sunflower seeds was simply amazing. I had salmon with rice and soy sauce, all gluten free. Perfectly done salmon. I could have done with less sauce; not used to much of that salty stuff. I enjoyed a wonderful baby bok choy stir fry with scallions and fresh ginger. My only issue was the disjointed service; lots of gaps there….plus my companions’ food and mine were off synch and that took away from the wonderful flavor of my food. I hadn’t eaten in an oriental restaurant in over three years, since going gluten free so it was a great treat to eat there. Small gf menu but everything I ate was wonderful. I took no pictures there and couldn’t find any on line of the gf foods I ate. You will have to trust me on the wonderfulness of my gf foods there.
Ladies luncheon out at The Cottage was as great as ever. I had crab and shrimp salad with hearts of palm and a delicate lemon dressing. It was refreshing, filling and so fresh and just beautiful to look at. Hot gf rolls were a very nice touch. We three ladies shared our traditional flourless chocolate torte with vanilla ice cream. Not a scrap of that delicious dessert was left on the plate!
Finally, I had a super gf ice cream cone in Lexington at a small ice cream shop; they only charged 25 cents for a gf sugar cone. Marvelous homemade dark chocolate topped with coffee ice cream. Mmmmm.
So, if you are heading to the Boston area; there are a lot of great restaurants which have gluten free options.