When the Upper East Side Italian restaurant Tini’s closed earlier this year, I was disappointed to think that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the amazing fava and chicory dish I had been dreaming about. Luckily, Tini’s owners have opened a new restaurant on the Upper East Side that not only includes the fava and chicory side dish but also a full range of gluten-free pastas, appetizers, main courses and
soon gluten-free pizza.
While the owners are still working out how to make gluten-free pizza without cross-contamination, the rest of the menu is ready for the gluten-free masses. After seeing the press in NY Magazine, DailyCandy, the Meetup Board and the CeliacChicks, I immediately organized a group of friends to sample the new gluten-free menu.
I was quite disappointed that the gluten-free pizza wasn’t ready yet, but the rest of the menu was naturally gluten-free or could easily be adapted.
UPDATE – gluten-free pizza and bread are now available!
I will continue to check on the status of the pizza (the photo here is a gluteny version enjoyed by my friend Chadi). I spoke with the owner and they are expecting to be ready for gluten-free pizza in two or three weeks.
I have been busy this fall and summer with work at my day job at MyRecipes.com, leaving my blog woefully neglected. On the bright side, I am still working constantly to create more gluten-free content even if it’s not for this site. Last week I was down in Alabama, taping some gluten-free cooking videos with tips on surviving the holidays and particularly thanksgiving gluten-free. It’s a tough holiday since it’s so food focused. Let me know if you have any tips to share or questions about how to manage.
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