Yes, it is true... A gluten free restaurant right in our home town! Thanks to our friends for the recommendation, my husband and I enjoyed a great dinner date last Friday and tasted as many gluten free dishes that our tummies could handle. I'm still amazed that in the three years that we have lived here it has taken this long to find a restaurant near by that has a gluten free menu. My friend found this on Trip Advisor but if you do a search for gluten free restaurants in Europe you will find plenty around Italy, England and a few in Spain, Belgium, and Ireland. Then look at Germany and all you will see is one in Berlin. I know there are more out there and there are some great restaurants that you can easily find gluten free meals at, it is just not spelled out on the menu like it is at Reiskorn. I will post a list of my favorite restaurants soon!
Resikorn is simple to find by car or by taking the S-Bahn to the Stuttgart Stadtmitte stop. They are located at Torstrasse 27 Stuttgart-Mitte. You'll want to make a reservation because it is small and fills up fast. My sister would love this place... She lives in Portland, Oregon and when we walked in I felt like we were in her city. Very hip, in vogue, style to the space that welcomes you to a "living room" dining experience. The menu was over the top in English perfection. I'm not sure who they hired to do the German to English translation but this was the BEST I have seen in Europe! The details were so well written that my mouth was watering when I read them. I think those you who have lived here for a while know what I'm talking about. When you order something you really have no idea what your ordering or just a basic concept of the dish. Not at Reiskorn. You will be pleasantly surprised with their Asian Fusion menu. On the menu you will find a legend at the bottom with different color stars that annotate the following: gluten free, vegetarian, lactose containing and vegan. Genius!
Now on to our dinner... For those of you that don't know, my husband and I are on the Paleo Challenge and this was our serious CHEAT night, however he didn't touch his rice and I only ate a small bit of it. I think the wait staff thought we were very strange to not be rice eaters. We just didn't see the need for filler when there were so many other great things to try and taste.
We started the evening off with a little Bodegus El Meson red wine from Crianz, Spain with our soup appetizer, Spicy Siamese Noodle Soup, that we shared. Mmmmm delicious and great way to start the meal. Then came the Vietnamese Lucky Rolls (Spring Rolls) in chicken and duck. The chicken was by far the better choice especially the two dipping sauces that came with it. The duck was just kind of there, nothing wowing about it and the sauce not as good.
|Spicy Siamese Noodle Soup GF|
|Duck Vietnamese Lucky Roll GF|
|Chicken Vietnamese Lucky Roll GF|
My main course was the Mongolian Beef in a Sake Flush and my husband had the Wild Cashew Chicken which was the better choice of the two. The beef dish was not what I was expecting. When I hear mongolian I think of grilled meat like when you go to a Korean BBQ restaurant but this meat was more like stew meat. So if you are in the mood for a Beef Stew then this is the dish for you. It was very tasty just not what I was hoping for. The Cashew Chicken was fantastic and exactly what you would want in this type of meal.
|Mongolian Beef in a Sake Flush|
|Wild Cashew Chicken|
Since we did not consume the amount of rice on our plates we were ready for more. Just one more dish that sounded very interesting and inviting... Number 7, Vegetarian GF Crisp Rice-Schlupfer (doughs) stuffed with spinach and goat cheese. Now tell me that doesn't sound like heaven. Anything with word dough has got to be good. :)
|Number 7, Vegetarian Rice-Shlupfer|
And to top it off we shared the Chocolate Chili Creme Brulee. I was so caught up in the moment of having a serious dessert that I forgot to take a picture. It was just the right size to share. If you are wondering about cost... very reasonably priced! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Special thanks to our cool waitress in the awesome Madonna t-shirt for taking such good care of us and allowing me to take photos and blog about our experience. Hopefully we will be back soon.