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Romantic gluten-free foodie weekend in Portland

Nankypu13 Feb 26, 2013 08:26 AM

I'm going to Portland this weekend for a getaway with my new sweetheart, and we're looking for ideas for a romantic dinner on Saturday night. We'll be staying in the Old Port and would love to go somewhere close by. We're both foodies who enjoy sophisticated food and wine; he's gluten free so that's a consideration as well. I'm well aware of Fore Street, would love to get other recommendations from knowledgeable locals. Thanks!

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    bobbert RE: Nankypu13 Feb 28, 2013 08:52 AM

    I was hoping someone else more knowledgeable about gluten free, and for that matter, romance would take a shot at this as I know little about either. I'm quite certain that every top restaurant in the city can handle the gluten free request. I know Flatbread pizza (not romantic) for lunch does a gluten free pizza. Not close but walkable are sister restaurants Green Elephant and Boda with lots of gf options. Try Grace for at least a glass of wine for some romance.
    We now have our 2nd wine bar in the Old Port, The North Point, which I hope to try out soon. Looks promising. The Wine Bar is pretty cool for a glass or two and I think they have tastings first Friday of the month. Talking first Friday, the Arts District (Boda, Green Elephant) will be crowded and hard to find a restaurant seat but it can be fun.
    Bam Bam bakery on Commercial St is gluten free. Enjoy and let us know what you found.

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      sciencediet RE: Nankypu13 Mar 1, 2013 11:49 AM

      You're talking about this weekend? It's Maine Restaurant Week starting today, and their web site allows you to filter for gluten-free:


      However, there's no gluten in a lobster, potatoes,and corn. If it were August, you could just eat that on a dock at sunset.

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