Friday, November 9, 2012

Serving Gluten Free at Wildflower Restaurant and Grill in the Matrix Hotel

During the Summer I was quoted in an article about the need for more gluten free options at Edmonton festivals.  I called out people to pass on the article to festival organizers to show them the need.  Certainly will help spread the word of Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet.

Shortly after I received an email from a gentlemen named Doug.
...My daughter is 12 and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease at age 7.  Those events were a major setback for us and her, and it has taken us a long time to get fully accustomed to dealing with those issues... 
His alternative was to eat at restaurants instead.  Obviously not his first choice, he would rather be able to take his daughter to the festivals.  Great thing is that he became a great ambassador for gluten free foods at restaurants because he has a stake in the Wildflower Restaurant at the Matrix Hotel in downtown Edmonton.  What does this mean?  It means we have someone that understands the trials and tribulations of the gluten free diet and eating out behind the scenes at a restaurant.  He knows what a gluten free diet means, and he wants the restaurant he has a stake in to accommodate the gluten free diet.  Fantastic!

At Wildflower all sauces, demi glaces, etc. are prepared from scratch.  Because of that they know exactly what the ingredients are on every plate. It is expensive, but it is fine dining. The head Chef is Nathin Bye who recently won the Gold Plate competition and the restaurant has won a number of awards.  The restaurant always does an outstanding job meeting his daughter’s needs.

Know anyone else that has a stake in a restaurant that is willing to write in how they accommodate the gluten free diet?  Have them write us at info@glutenfreeedmonton.com.

Wildflower Grill on Urbanspoon

Gluten Free Edmonton - A Celiac guide and resource for gluten free information in Edmonton, Alberta

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