Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gluten Free In San Diego

Posted by The Cashmere Bunny at 10:59 AM
As the weather warms in Southern California, we at the Delightful Gourmet are thinking about vacations with our family and friends. San Diego is one of the hottest vacation spots for locals. We packed our bags and headed to sunny San Diego looking for the best Gluten Free friendly restaurant for hungry travelers. After many stops along Mission Bay and The Gas Lamp District, our top pick was the Melting Pot located at  8980 University Center Lane, San Diego California, 92122 in the La Jolla area. They are a part of the Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program (GFRAP). This program is run by the the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America.

The food was absolutely delicious and consisted of a four course meal complete with A Queso Fundido fondue made with Fontina, Gruyere and Gran Queso cheeses, crumbled Chorizo and a hint of fresh lime. The gluten free version was made with cornstarch and Redbridge beer.  The second course was a salad with a refreshing blend of citrus shrimp, avocado and lime vinaigrette. The main course included a gluten free fresh herb fondue accompanied by lobster tail, chicken breast, fire roasted pork tenderloin and garlic shrimp. The last, and most delicious course was the Dulce chocolate Fondue with bananas and fresh strawberries.

To finish the evening, The Melting Pot gave us a gluten free specialty drink menu. We had the Yin & Yang which consisted of Godiva White chocolate liquer, Stoli Vodka and ice cream topped with chocolate shavings in the shape of the Yin & Yang symbol. What a meal to remember! If you are ever in the San Diego area and are gluten intolerant, this dining experience is a must for those wishing to unwind and relax in a beautiful setting.

Our final suggestion if you wish to visit is to Valet your car. Parking is located at the bottom of a steep hill in the Hyatt parking structure.

1 comments on "Gluten Free In San Diego"

Cindy Shea said...

Oh my goodness! I know exactly what you're talking about when you say how awesome this place is. I had the chance to eat here some time ago and it was truly a culinary experience. I never knew their were so many kinds of meltable cheeses...lol

 

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