For gluten-free diners, or at least those who are on a gluten-reduced diet, dining out can be a real challenge. This is especially so when you're on vacation, when indulgence is expected. Here are three Summit County restaurants that do a good job with gluten-free requests, and as gluten-free devotee myself, I can verify that they are simply delicious! If you're celiac, check ahead for possible gluten cross-contamination limitations.
Vinny's Euro-American Cuisine
310 Main Street, Frisco
Vinny's Euro-American Cuisine, a farm-to-table Italian restaurant created by chef Vincent Monarca, can make a variety of its menu items gluten-free. My favorite is the rigatoni and house-made sweet fennel Italian Berkshire pork sausage dish (with gluten-free pasta, of course). Pair that will a glass of wine or something sparkling, and you have yourself a delicious meal!
Be sure to let your server know about any allergies and/or dietary restrictions.
To learn more, visit vinnysfriscorestaurant.com.
20 Main Street, Frisco
Frisco Prime, another farm-to-table restaurant created by Vinny's Monarca, serves happy hour and dinner daily. Look for gluten-free (GF) labels on the menu and enjoy items like tempura-fried cauliflower, Colorado grilled tip skewer, Rocky Mountain trout, chicken marsala ... the list goes on and on.
To learn more, visit friscoprime.com.
301-2 N. Main Street, Breckenridge
By the very nature of its ingredients, pho (a Vietnamese noodle dish) is gluten-free. Primarily made with rice noodles and beef or vegetable broth, it's tangy and filling. I eat it at least every two weeks, often at Pho Real in Breckenridge. It's is a fun lunch or dinner stop with indoor and outdoor seating. Check it out!
To learn more, visit gophoreal.com.
And with that ...
We'll see you in Summit County!
Photo (above): Tempura-fried cauliflower (GF) at Frisco Prime