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Finding Gluten-Free Cuisine Is a Breeze in Las Vegas

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Grilled Lamb Porterhouse Chops w/Preserved Serrano Chile Vinegar Sauce and Roasted Garlic

For the last two years my husband and I have enjoyed going to Las Vegas for a getaway. We like it there because there is gambling, shopping, shows and of course wonderful food. Those food options include an abundance of gluten-free cuisine.

While there in December 2011 we enjoyed two gourmet dinners with a plethora of gluten-free menu options.  One of the dinners was at Mesa Grill in Caesars Palace and the other was at NobHill Tavern in MGM Grand.  We also enjoyed a special breakfast complete with gluten-free Pamela’s Products pancakes ordered off of their Gluten Sensitive menu at The Cracked Egg.

Mesa Grill was up first and while the decor was a little on the cheesy side the food was excellent. When we made our reservations I was sure to stipulate that I would be eating gluten free, so when our server arrived at the table he was prepared to point out my options.  I chose the Porterhouse Lamb Chops with preserved serrano chile vinegar sauce, served with a roasted garlic tamale and a side of roasted brussels sprouts with pomegranate molasses, toasted pecans and pomegranate seeds.

I didn’t even know there was a porterhouse cut of lamb chops, but I will definitely look for those when dining out in the future.  The lamb was perfectly cooked and the sauce had a tangy kick from the vinegar that was balanced out by the serrano chile.  The brussels sprouts were just OK as was the apple salad.  My garlic tamale was heaven on a plate and it was the perfect accompaniment to the lamb.

The next night we went to NobHill and had another gourmet meal with a number of gluten-free options. I chose the Pork Belly with fingerling potatoes and a baby beet salad served with blue cheese and red onions.  The Pork Bell was thick and it was cooked in a way that created three different layers of texture.  The top was seared to create a nice crust, the middle was much tenderer, while the bottom was more of a traditional texture.

Las Vegas offers a number of chain restaurants like: P.F. Chang’s, Maggiano’s, and Pei-Wei Asian Diner that have gluten-free menus, but I go to Vegas to dine at restaurants they don’t have here in Georgia. I highly recommend the buffet at the Winn because they label all of their gluten-free items with a ‘GF’ and they have great food.  We also enjoyed a great Italian meal at Bartolotta Ristorante in the Winn complete with gluten-free pasta.

Have you eaten a gluten-free meal in Las Vegas?  Where was your favorite place to eat?

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Author Information: Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta, GA
Jennifer D. Harris, http://www.jenniferglutenfreeingeorgia.blogspot.com
Atlanta Gluten-Free Examiner
Gluten-Free Product Specialist, Return to Eden
Program Chair, Atlanta Metro CeliacsTwitter@jenniferGFinGA

 

About Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris
Author Information: Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta, GA Jennifer D. Harris, http://www.jenniferglutenfreeingeorgia.blogspot.com Atlanta Gluten-Free Examiner Program Chair, Atlanta Metro CeliacsTwitter@jenniferGFinGA
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