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Yuki Yama

20 Aug

IMG_5870.jpegWe were in Park City for my birthday this year and I was craving sushi, so we ended up at Yuki Yama. Right off the bat, it was clear that they understood cross contamination. Once I heard that they had a celiac-safe fryer, we immediately ordered their gluten-free stuffed shishitos. These tempura fried shishitos were stuffed with goat cheese and came with a spicy chili dipping sauce. These were insanely good. So good in fact, that we ended up ordering another one of them for dessert. I also had the house salad with ginger dressing.IMG_5878.jpegThey had a bunch of cold plates that were gluten-free, so I tried the citrus hamachi. This was pretty light. I would probably try another dish next time though as it wasn’t as flavorful as I had anticipated.IMG_5871.jpegAnd then there was the sushi menu… I got a bit overwhelmed since so many rolls were safe for me to eat. Due to the fact that tempura is usually not an option for me, I opted for two rolls: the Executive and the Green Hornet.IMG_5875.jpegThe executive had gluten-free tempura shrimp, avocado, cilantro and was topped with tuna, lime, sweet soy & habanero sauces. This was good, but the Green Hornet was even better.IMG_5874.jpegIt had spicy tuna, tempura shishito peppers, avocado, cilantro and a jalapeño aioli. YUM. For birthdays, I always opt for experiences over gifts, so I continued the celebration the next day by attempting to ski jump at the Utah Olympic Park. Attempting to do something like that when you are 35 means that two weeks later, your body is still feeling it. There may or may not be footage of me taking a spill down the ski ramp while all of the 10-year old ski jump campers look on.

501 on Main

20 Aug

IMG_5865.jpgOur go-to spot in Park City is 501 on Main. One of the reasons for that is that they have gluten-free (celiac safe) Utah Sweet Onion Slivers with a spicy ranch dipping sauce. This past trip, we visited twice as it is also great for my daughter with allergies and my vegetarian husband. I ordered the Slow Roasted Turkey Melt with a side of the fantastic onion slivers.IMG_5885.jpeg

Bearclaw Cabin

11 Aug

IMG_6008This past week, we were in Utah attending a work getaway and celebrating my birthday. While a lot of the meals were at the hotel we were staying at, we had some opportunities to venture out and eat some tasty gluten-free food. My favorite meal was without a doubt at Bearclaw Cabin. After taking two chairlifts at Sundance Resort up to a mountaintop lodge, we were rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. And to “top” it off, they served safe nachos. There will be a few posts from Utah and then it will be back to Santa Barbara’s gluten-free offerings. Speaking of which, please let me know if there are any new safe spots for me to try. We’ve been traveling so much this summer, it is hard to keep track of restaurant openings!

Park City Pizza Co.

23 Dec

Park City Pizza
One of most gluten-free friendly places we found in Utah was Park City Pizza. On their gluten-free menu, they have the following paragraph:

We feel for you, we really do… we know how hard it is to find yummy GF food! Our resident celiac and owner Jeff lives this way, our manager Alyssa has major gluten intolerance! We also know how scary it can be to eat out and not know whether or not you are being poisoned (a little dramatic but you get the picture). That is why we had our kitchen certified by the gluten free institute and our co-workers trained to do the very best we can to ensure your food won’t make you sick! We hope you enjoy (and tell all your wheat-free friends!)

I just love how aware the restaurants here are about cross contamination! We ordered a cheese pizza.

Cheese PizzaThis was a good basic cheese pizza. We also ordered the baked ziti since that used to be my go-to order back in the gluten eating days.

Baked ZitiIt was warm and gooey which was fantastic after a cold day of skiing. AND… it came with garlic bread!

Garlic Bread

Deer Valley – Silver Lake Restaurant

20 Dec

Chili Con CarneWhile in Utah, we spent two days skiing at Deer Valley. Both days, we had lunch at the Silver Lake Lodge in the Silver Lake Restaurant. There are different stations with gluten-free items clearly labeled. Whenever I was unsure about an item, I found that the staff was very knowledgeable about the ingredients. On the first day, I had the Chili Con Carne with all the fixings. It was the perfect meal to warm up. I didn’t even bother looking at the bakery station since I assumed there would be nothing for me. However, my husband spotted a huge gluten-free cookie which was much appreciated by my taste buds.

GF CookieThis thing was the size of my head. The second day we were there, I had their turkey chili.

Turkey ChiliThe chef had recently changed the recipe to make it gluten-free. It is now thickened with rice flour and masa which gave it kind of a southwestern taste. Of course, I had to have another GF cookie for dessert!

501 on Main

19 Dec

Utah Sweet Onion SliversAfter working up an appetite on Park City’s Alpine Coaster, we decided to head to Main Street in Park City for some window shopping and lunch. A sign caught my eye in the window of 501 on Main that said they had worked with the “Gluten-Free Institute Restaurant Certification Program“. When talking to our waiter, he showed me all of the things that were on that menu that were gluten-free. We started with the Utah Sweet Onion Slivers. These sweet onions were hand-battered with rice flour and then fried in a dedicated gluten-free fryer. They were served with a medium spiced chipotle dipping sauce that was unreal. Seriously. I could have had 5 orders of these onions with the sauce. I then had the turkey melt on gluten-free bread.

Turkey MeltThis had house smoked turkey, swiss and cheddar cheese, tomato and garlic aioli on Udi’s gluten-free bread. It was served with french fries that were fried in their dedicated fryer. This was quite good. As a note, my husband, who has had his share of veggie burgers in his life, stated that the black bean chipotle burger there was the best veggie burger he has ever had by far.


13 Dec

For our last night in Utah, we decided to walk around Park City and then get dinner on Historic Main Street. We ended up going to Wahso – An Asian Grille. While my husband and father-in-law were served wontons with a dipping sauce, the waiter brought out potato chips and sliced carrots for me along with my own mustard dipping sauce. The sauce was so good. I then ordered the Tokyo Twist Tar Tar as an appetizer.

It included Wagyu Beef, Hamachi Tuna, Osetra Caviar and Sake Crème Fraîche. The waiter let me hold on to that tasty mustard sauce which came in handy since I got more potato chips with my appetizer. For my main course, I got the Coconut Infused Tofu Pad Thai. When I asked if it was prepared with soy sauce, the waiter explained to me how the only soy sauce that they use is gluten-free. I thought that was pretty impressive.

We really had a great time in Utah. With all of the GF options that we found, I will be sure to return as soon as I can fit in my skinny jeans again.