Saturday, June 23, 2012

GF in the Poconos

The Sarah Street Grill's address is Quaker Alley in Stroudsburg.  I had googled "Gluten Free Poconos" or something like that to find it.  They posted their GF menu on line, so I made a reservation and took to dinner there a very dear and old friend whom I had not seen in -- are your ready for this? -- some 55 years!  We had a great time reminiscing, and strangely both ordered the same entree -- mine was gluten free -- hers was not.  We ordered scallops, which were served in a tomato, basil, garlic sauce that was very much like a bruschetta.  Her dish looked slightly browner around the edges.  Maybe the chef thought that it was safe to broil hers for a minute or two and that mine needed to be baked only. Anyway it was delicious, the portion was about right, and the meals there were relatively inexpensive.  I was not given any choice for sides -- baked potato and veggies were the sides for everything on the GF menu.  I wish that I could say that the sides were as good as the entree, but they were pretty mundane.

Also on the GF menu was a teriyaki shrimp appetizer.  I spoke to the waiter about that, asking him to warn the chef, in case he didn't know, that most soy sauce is not gf, and the waiter said that would speak to him, but added that the chef had been trained at the CIA (not the spy agency, the Culinary Institute of America) and he was sure that the chef would be up on details.  Hmmm.  Maybe.  I wish he had gotten back to me on what the chef said, but I will have to wait till I get a chance to go to the Poconos again.


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