Coeliac Awareness Week brought with it a great excuse to eat out at one of our local gluten free restaurants, Le Bistrot Pierre. They had popped a notice in their window to say they were recognising Coeliac Awareness Week and would offer a free glass of wine with each gluten free meal – generous indeed!
It was a midweek supper treat with my friends and we decided to opt for the fixed price menu on this occasion, as this offered great value for money and gave us chance to try lots of different dishes.
Lovely gluten free food
Soup was served as standard as a starter, which was tasty pea and ham along with gluten free bread that had been lightly toasted. I do love a good soup and gluten free bread, so was very happy about this!
To follow, we had lovely little chorizo sausages roasted in honey (I love it when you have something out than can be easily replicated at home) and we then also shared a beetroot and goats cheese salad that was truly delicious. We’ve got a great goat’s cheese stacks recipe that’s quite similar if you fancy having a go yourself.
Main course was an easy choice for me – it just had to be steak. I can be a bit hit and miss at cooking it for myself at home, so I really enjoy ordering steak when dining out. We also had a dish full of freshly cooked vegetables which were lovely, just wish I could have eaten more…
Pudding was a delicious and perfect creme brûlée. The only thing was, I had to shamefully leave a tiny bit to make room for the cheeseboard that was to follow! Although there were no gluten free crackers they brought out gluten free bread instead which was very nice.
Le Bistrot Pierre is a great place to get together with friends and family knowing that you be well fed and watered in lovely surroundings. As always, just have a quick chat about cross-contamination to be safe – I do! Though they don’t identify as a ‘chain,’ there are about 13 Le Bistrot Pierre restaurants dotted around the country and they provide a separate gluten free menu with plenty of choice.
I really feel that restaurants are really stepping up to the mark with their awareness of gluten free dining. I recently heard about a place in Leeds (and I am sure there are others) that is completely gluten free, called 2 Oxford place. I have looked at the menu online and it looks fabulous – I cannot wait to pay it a visit when I get the chance.
Happy, Healthy eating!
Liz x*The information we’ve provided here is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. As always, please ensure you thoroughly check any food is definitely gluten free by asking plenty of questions before you decide to try or buy!