Around the corner from my favorite, Ecco, The Globe Restaurant in Atlanta has a couple of gluten-free options on its interesting menu. The décor is uber-trendy for my more classic tastes, but the food was quite good.
I started with the Chorizo Stuffed Dates wrapped in smoked bacon and served with a piquillo-pepper tomato sauce. I love the combination of sweet, savory and smoky flavors in this dish.
For my main course I ordered the herb-roasted organic chicken. In lieu of the gluten-filled panzanella salad that normally pairs with it, they offered me roasted vegetables and sautéed spinach.
The servers were quite accommodating to my requests. Thanks to Joy for her article on About.com for leading me to this new restaurant find.
I get back from my trip to Tuscany, Italy tomorrow - incredible food, wine, scenery and company. I have eaten more gluten-free food than I ever thought possible: from hand-made ravioli and pici pasta, lamb with caponata and a brunello wine reduction, grilled veal with garden-fresh sage, rosemary and tomatoes, to panna cotta, tiramisu, and of course gelato (including gluten-free cones). The photos and stories will only be a glimpse into perhaps the most perfect vacation I could have imagined.
The Globe Restaurant - Address: 75 5th St NW Atlanta, GA 30308 Phone: (404) 541-1487