Last Friday David and I went to Wisteria Restaurant to celebrate. What were we celebrating? We found out that night before that David passed the Bar exam. Woohoo! David’s officially licensed to be a lawyer and I’m so proud of him and all of the hard work he put into preparing for the Bar.
David and I ate at Wisteria last spring with our friend’s Joel and Mary Stuart and we loved it. We decided it would be a great place for our celebration. We made reservations for 8:30 on Friday and when we arrived, the place was packed. It was clear that some of the earlier reservations were taking a little longer to finish their meals than anticipated, but the bar did a great job serving drinks and we were quickly seated and well taken care of by the wait staff and the manager. Based on the attention we received that night by our waiter, you would have no idea how busy they were. She was helpful and never appeared rushed or frazzled.
I told our waiter that I had celiac and she quickly got me the gluten-free menu. This was one of the best gluten-free menus I’ve ever seen at a restaurant. Wisteria’s GF menu is exactly the same as their regular menu, but it puts a full circle next to the items that are completely gluten free and a half-circle next to the menu items that can be made gluten free, with some changes. How awesome is that? This way I knew exactly what I could have and got to choose from many options instead of just asking the waiter about a couple. It also made me feel very confident in the chef’s knowledge and understanding of gluten free.
David and I definitely indulged and enjoyed the evening of delicious food. I ordered the sweet corn chowder for an appetizer; I just had to go without the fried crawfish, which I didn’t mind. For my main course I got the Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, wild mushrooms and red wine jus. Delicious! The lamb was cooked perfectly and I couldn’t resist a meal that comes with mashed potatoes. The entire dish was naturally gluten free. David ordered the shrimp and grits which was also gluten free, so I could eat some of his too. The grits were perfect.
For dessert, we ordered three of their ‘small bite desserts.’ David chose the carrot cake, which sadly was not GF, but we also got the crème brulee and pomegranate ginger granita. Both were gluten free and tasty.
Thanks Wisteria for going to such lengths to clearly mark and label your gluten-free dishes. I felt like I had so many options to choose from at Wisteria so I’ll definitely be back to try some of my other choices.
471 North Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30307