Sorry for the delay in blogging. This weekend, we were trying to get Jacob ready for his work trip – packing, laundry, etc. My hubby is gone this week in Yuma, AZ (lucky duck!). He left early this morning (5AM) and the same day he leaves, we get 5″ of snow!! Check out the picture from our front door! The last time he left, we got 6″. Every time he leaves, it snows and I have to shovel (which I abhor!). After shoveling – a grueling task! – I realized I should probably update everyone.
This weekend, we hosted a friend’s girlfriend. On Saturday evening, we decided the four of us should go out to eat and enjoy each other company. The humorous aspect of this evening is that two of us (one in each couple) are gluten intolerant! As such, we decided to go to Biaggi’s and as Jacob put it, “Get our Italian on.”
Since being gluten-free, I have not been to Biaggi’s. I was astounded! It started with a dedicated gluten-free menu (always a bonus). The waitress was very helpful. If you are familiar with Biaggi’s, you know you get a basket of bread with oil, cheese, and pepper to dip it in. I figured we’d have to forgo the bread. However, once our waitress took our drink orders, she put in an order for “gluten-free bread.” It was delicious! It was a soft, warm, flat bread that reminded me of something we used to call “skillet bread.”
I decided to order the pasta di mare with Alfredo sauce (instead of the tomato-vegetable sauce it comes with). The pasta came out as spinach spaghetti (al dente and not clumpy) with large shrimp, scallops, and calamari sauteed in the Alfredo sauce and topped with mussels and little neck clams. My taste buds were tantalized and delectably surprised! It was a great way to get my omega-3s and enjoy being gluten-free.
Thank you, Biaggi’s for making good tasting gluten-free food a priority!