26 Oct / Eat Gluten-Free at Portland’s Peruvian Restuarant – Andina
Eating out is quite the adventure with a wheat-free, dairy-free and low sugar diet. And that’s why I have to give mad love to restaurants that get it right. Portland’s Andina restaurant in the Pearl knows exactly how to take care of it’s wheat/gluten intolerant customers. When I asked the manager about how a fancy-schmancy Peruvian restaurant came to the decision of providing a gluten-free menu–the answer was simple: our customers wanted it. Love it!
The food presentation is divine, the food is delicious and the desserts are absolutely lovely. Served tapas style, guests can choose from a wide variety of chicken, seafood and veggie dishes that are perfectly proportioned.
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-Palta Rellena De Cangrejo Y Langostinos – avocado stuffed with crab & prawns – YUM!
-Morada – house-smoked Draper Valley chicken with purple potato – my favorite!
-Yukon potatoes for dipping in the green chile salsa
-Torta de Chocolate – flourless chocolate-cinnamon cake
-Flan De Queso De Cabra – goat cheese and lemon cake with fresh raspberries
On top of ALL of that, the waitstaff at Andina is IMPECCABLE. Our waiter, Eric, was a pure gentleman and a lovely woman came over to us at the end of the meal to tell us how much she appreciated us visiting the restaurant.
What’s YOUR favorite gluten-free spot in P-town (or anywhere in the world for that matter!)? Leave your comments here.