May 17, 2011

Five Year Anniversary and Redwater Grille

When I was younger my parents always used to say to me that time would fly when I got older. Being optimistic and perhaps a bit stubborn I could not understand this phenomenon of time speeding up.  Five years ago this week my husband and I had spent months planning our wedding and it had finally come to one of the happiest days of our lives, we said I do.  I cannot believe that was five years ago, it feel like just yesterday.  Although the five years have gone by quickly, I have loved every moment of it and am lucky to have such a wonderful and supportive husband.

To celebrate our anniversary, we decided to visit the Stadium Redwater Grille.  I had read that they were gluten free friendly and wanted to experience their menu.  As we were dining on a Sunday evening, it was not overly busy in the restaurant.  We were seated in a horseshoe shaped booth which was perfect for a romantic dinner. The servers were very friendly, very accommodating and knowledgeable about Celiac.

Redwater Grille carries gluten free bread to start and was one of the best breads I have ever tried.  I inquired and their supplier is a company called Care Bakery which is a wholesale bakery in Calgary. Their website lists the restaurants and retailers that carry their products in Calgary. The first time the bread came out it was cold on the inside, I requested it to be heated and it came back out all warm and  toasted, it was served with an in house pear butter which was delicious.

For our main course I decided to try the Chicken Papperdelle Pasta- gluten free penne, rotisserie chicken, spinach, bacon and forest mushrooms all topped with a Parmesan cream sauce.  I was very pleased with my choice, it was cooked perfectly and the flavours were scrumptious.  Also the portion size was huge, I was able to take half home to enjoy for lunch the next day.  My husband opted for a seafood option which when I met him over 10 years ago he would not even go near seafood and now he loves seafood.  For the main entrees, such as steak, chicken and seafood, you have you choice of sauces and two sides.  He enjoyed the Wild Shrimp and Scallop Duo with Chili Garlic Butter with Potato and White Cheddar Pave and Roasted Beets with Rosemary.  We would recommend this restaurant for their gluten free and non-gluten free fare, a notable meal and a exceptional anniversary.

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