Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas dinner at The Hutton Hotel

This year we gave ourselves a present: Christmas day on our own with no dishes, kids or family. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE our family. But things have been so busy and stressful these days that we decided to spend Christmas on our own this year.
I made a reservation on Opentable.com (if you've never done this you're missing out) & made sure to comment that our reservation included a diner with gluten intolerance. They called the day before to confirm and of course I asked if they had gotten my remarks about my dietary needs. The hostess gracious looked in the system and said "yes Mrs. Maglothin, I see the chef has received your information and we'll be ready to take care of your needs without a problem." I love it. I love it love it love

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Matter of Taste takeout - a new gf Nashville staple!

So I was complaining on Facebook the other day about how hard it is to grab a quick dinner when you cant eat gluten, dairy, soy & refined sugar. I love it when a friend can call my bluff and let me know about a new option. She suggested A Matter Of Taste which is a brand new gluten free restaurant on Franklin Rd around the Oak Hill area. Of course I didn't waste any time trying it out. It had been a busy week and my husband was sweet enough to take me to lunch there this past Friday.
It's location was interesting, it's sandwiched between a liquor store and the colonial baking company but once you walk in those doors it's an adorable, funky little store with tons of charm. The owner was at the counter and was so sweet and helpful. Everything they serve is as local and farm raised as possible. She even gets her pasta made fresh locally out of chickpea! It's mainly takeout but they do have three small tables to sit for a spell. My only complaint is that they're only open from 11-4, which makes it a lunch only spot.
They have specials as well as a great full menu of salads, sandwiches, soups and sides. The bread they bake there is all gluten free. They do have non-gf options for sandwiches but that bread is brought in to lessen any