Saturday, October 8, 2011

Date Night Denton

Denton, TX is a neat place.  It's a college town (University of North Texas and Texas Women's University) and college towns always seem to attract businesses are that fresh and exciting.  Denton has a bustling town square, which is already adorned with Christmas lights (it's October), and a thriving music scene.

We were there to try out Hannah's Off the Square, a restaurant located... just off the town square.  (Duh.)  They have an extraordinary gluten free menu, with 12 different entrees, not one of which comes with a caveat like "order with no sauce and no sides."  No, this is a REAL gluten free menu with choices like quail, bass, shrimp, pork, or lamb.

We ate outside in the courtyard/patio; it was a beautiful evening.  I started with vegetarian Black Bean Soup with Smoked Paprika Crema.  It was very flavorful, but spicy, and much more like a chili than a soup.  They served it with gluten free crackers (Nut Thins) which was a really nice touch.  

For my entree, I had Chicken Saltimbocca: Pan seared chicken breast, with sage and prosciutto brown butter cream, served over a butternut squash risotto.   It was very good.  (I have had a love affair with risotto since my husband and I went to a cool little risotto restaurant in NYC.)  

We were too full for dessert, which was a shame, because I would have liked to try the honey-lime grilled fruit kabob a la mode.  Sounds yummy.  

It was a bit pricey.  Dinner for two with soup, entree, and wine (no dessert) plus tip came to $98, but we left full and happy.  


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