Where to start because posts about our trip would not be complete without news of the food and WHAT food!
1. On the Twenty (located right across the road from the inn)
Everymorning I was able to enjoy gluten free bread and jam as well as fresh fruit, bacon and eggs. Now I don’t eat eggs (allergy) but they did offer to make them up for me. They actually had two types of bread a gluten free multi grain and a delicious sesame seed bread. A great start to each day.
We had our actual anniversary dinner here too and I basically had my pick of the menu. Our waitress informed me that they could make a gluten free version of most anything on the menu. My mouth was instantly watering and I was not disappointed.
2. For lunch on our anniversary we decided to try the little cafe beside the hotel. The Zooma Zooma resto and wine bar. It was hopping but we were able to get a table tucked in a nice cozy corner. There was a smaller selection, but then it is a smaller place. I settled on a salad and their fresh fries with sea salt, curry mayo and smoked ketchup. I was a bit worried at the size of the serving when it arrived but there were none left by the end. They were delightfully salty.
Niagara on the Lake:
1. We stopped in at the Irish Tea Room and picked up some desserts to enjoy in our little courtyard. Unfortunately we ate them before I thought to take any pictures. 🙁 Ooops.
2. We walked about 15 minutes off of the main street to a small restaurant called Stone Road Grille (yes, on Stone Road). It didn’t look like much on the outside and I must admit that I was a bit worried. My worries fled once we walked inside and smellt the air. Mmmm. You just knew that the food was going to be good. Multiple choices and a well versed staff were the icing on the cake. They even had desserts but we had passed an ice cream parlour en route that we wanted to try. I don’t think that I would take the girls here but if we ever go back on a couple’s outing I will be keeping them in mind.
3.Il Gelato Di Carlota – Latteria is the ice cream parlour that we passed while walking to the restaurant. Now we were stuffed from dinner but I can’t pass up a chance to try a gluten free waffle cone imported from Italy. Neither the gelato or cone disappointed. I must point out how awesome my hubby is. He got his gelato in a GF cone as well so that I could sample his too.
There are a surprising number of options available for celiac dinners along Clifton Hill – Boston Pizza, Outback are two. We spotted a restaurant at the bottom of the hill with a sign out front advertising that they had gluten free options. How could we pass up the chance to try a new restaurant? So in we went to Ruby Tuesdays for lunch. They had a reasonable menu and I settled on the children’s burger. I think that if I had gone with the adult burger it would have been a bit juicier ( in all fairness the waiter did mention that but I wasn’t super hungry) but the burger bun was almost normal so I enjoyed it.
We went to PF Changs (which I have been wanting to try for ages) while at the Walden Galleria Mall. Looking at their GF options on the menu brought a huge smile to my face. Great selection. They brought me gluten free sauces and made sure that I was aware not to use the ones in the middle of the table. Once again Glenn showed just how super he is. He chose to get his dish done with the gluten free soy sauce so that we could sample each others meals. Authentic chinese it is not but it is a really nice North American version of Chinese food. I could easily see myself taking the girls here.