Valentine’s Day Paleo

I am lucky enough to live in a place where “gluten-free” is a common phrase.  For valentine’s day this year I picked Five Restaurant with a four course menu that I could tell was pretty optimal.    I was pleased when the waiter told us that the ONLY item on the menu with gluten in it was one of the two dessert options. I think he probably forgot about the tortellini entree option, but I wasn’t going anywhere near that anyways.

The chef clearly went out of his way to do this – was it because he made a healthy choice?  Probably not.  I think it’s more likely he is tired of altering his dishes for discerning patrons and opted for the simplest option – skip gluten.  He chose crisped salsify (a root vegetable) to add texture to the sashimi appetizer, gelatin and dairy as thickeners for the soup, salmon with a very crispy skin that needed no breading, and for dessert a meringue which needs no gluten.

The Menu:

  • ahi tuna sashimi | green apple | ponzu | avocado | shiso | crisp salsify
  • white carrot soup | savory vanilla panna cotta | pomegranate | crisp sunchokes
  • steelhead salmon | ruby red beet love | horseradish fennel royale | caramelized caulifower hearts
  • raspberry meringue | passion fruit sorbet | berry simple syrup
My present to myself?  A new fitbit and avoiding the scale this morning.



One response to “Valentine’s Day Paleo”

  1. bjjcaveman says :

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see your thoughts on the fitbit.

    The one thing stopping me from getting a tracker was not being able to wear it during BJJ…

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