Zach driving 🙂
A new restaurant opened up near his parents’ house and they were excited to share it with us. “Open” is a restaurant with an interesting combination of German and Italian cuisine. This tiny restaurant was quite popular on a Saturday night and had a steady stream of patrons.
Though the menu does not have Gluten Free options the chef graciously came out from the kitchen and helped me choose a meal.
I grew up eating primarily Italian food and was curious about trying German food. I got the Schnitzel Liechtenstein which the chef made non-breaded for me and a portabello mushroom cap with pesto (couldn’t resist!)
The food was fine, but I was more impressed with the chef. The restaurant was busy but he came out and helped me choose a meal. The chef was attentive, helpful, and was not annoyed that I needed a special meal. He even mentioned he has plans to add GF options to his menu.
I didn’t get sick and I was able to try something new!
When I go to a restaurant that does not have a Gluten Free menu I usually have a positive experience. I have found that if asked politely the staff often has options outside of the salad section. This is not always the case but restaurants and chefs are becoming more and more aware.
Do you have tips for dining out GF?
What is your favorite cuisine?
I get a lot of requests for the menu so here it is: