Chaz tends to start looking up restaurants that are safe for me before I even have plane tickets booked. If we are going to a major city like Las Vegas, I tend to wait until later because I know there will be lots of options and I don’t want to stress about food too soon. It’s things like road trips or trips to small towns that has me planning well ahead to make sure I have access to safe foods whether at restaurant, bringing my own, or buying from a store to prepare my own. He found quite a few places in his initial search, but the one that piqued my interest the most was Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris Hotel & Casino.
I believe I squealed, “GLUTEN-FREE FRENCH FOOD????”
You can add this to one of the many reasons why I love that man.
We went for dinner my first day out after being holed up sick. Neither of us remember the restaurant the last time we were in Las Vegas. It’s at the front of the hotel and you can watch the water fountain show at the Bellagio if you happen to be seated in windowed area.
We had a fantastic server. He recognized that I had the gluten-free menu without me saying a word and made sure to bring me gluten-free bread. It’s a big deal that he recognized the difference in the menus because as many restaurants that we’ve been to with separate menus in which the gluten-free menu is obviously different, this server was only the second to pick up on it without anything from me. And I’m not counting when we went to Lola Bistro last year. They knew when I made the reservation what my food allergies and intolerances were. Also, I think the last time a restaurant had gluten-free bread for me was at Disneyland. That’s another big deal right there.
While I wanted to try every appetizer on the menu, I wasn’t sure how my gastrointestinal system would take it so we went with oysters. I really wanted to have some French wine with dinner, but again, I was being kind to my body by not shocking it after two days of a bland diet.
For my main course, I went with the Caramelized Sea Scallops because it had mushrooms and mushrooms are good for the immune system. I needed a little boost. Plus, I liked that the mushrooms and squash were seasonal.
I didn’t get a picture of it, but I had the flourless chocolate cake for dessert. I’m sure you can understand the excitement.