After work yesterday I went to the DC Celiac happy hour at Finn and Porter. They had put together a special gluten free happy hour menu which had $5 glasses of wine and $5 Redbridge, Bard’s Tale, and Woodchuck Cider, as well as some great appetizers.
Like chips, hummus, and guacamole…
The head chef at Finn & Porter, chef Aaron Flores, came out and sat with our table and is super knowledgeable about gluten free cooking. He’s actually the National Executive Chef of the Celiac Sprue Association. He will take care of you if you ever eat there. Most of their dinner menu is already gluten free, using arborio rice and potatoes instead of other common side dishes like cous cous or pasta.
I also got the rock shrimp with sweet Thai chili sauce (and fun crunchy noodle things).
Fried goodness. It tasted like sweet and sour chicken, only shrimp. I don’t usually eat fried food, so this was a total treat.
Another benefit of the meetup (besides meeting a bunch of hilarious, nice, gluten free people) was getting some great restaurant recommendations. Now I’ve added Sette Osteria, Lilit Cafe, and Pete’s Apizza to my list of places to try.
Special thanks to Vanessa for hosting! I wish that I could go to the Bite Back at Celiac Gala that she’s a part of, but tickets are just a bit out of my price range 🙂