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Last Friday I had a truly wonderful lunch at the Olive Branch Restaurant in Colorado Springs. This health conscious tasty spot has been a long time local favorite and can again be enjoyed by celiacs and other folks looking to avoid gluten.
As we were seated, we asked whether the gluten free items were marked in the regular menu or it if was a separate menu. The hostess immediately brought us several of the gluten free lunch menus and asked how many of us would be eating gluten free. This seemed to be an inquiry that she would pass on to our waitress, but before she could do so the waitress had brought out bread for everyone — warm lemon bread. My daughter and I sadly refused the slices. The waitress then suggested we have a slice of their orange GF bread – she could even warm it for us. WOW! It felt great and tasted even better…
Then on to the main course. After much deliberation, my daughter (she’s 3) and I settled on the vegetarian lasagna. I was the burrito would be too spicy for her and she didn’t want the turkey club. It was very good — although my daughter wished the spinach and mushroom pieces were smaller or non-existent and only ate the noodles, sauce and cheese.
We can’t wait to go back and try something off their breakfast menu.
(FYI: The pasta is made by Deby’s in Denver but according to the staff there that day they make their own gluten free bread in a dedicate in house “gluten free” bakery)