It is possible to stay Paleo and specifically gluten-free while dining out, especially in Seattle. I recently dined at both Tilth and Lark in Seattle. I chose to eat some dairy, as I incorporate that into my diet from time to time. Here’s a recap of my latest experience eating Paleo in Seattle. I specifically told the servers I avoided grains and gluten, but that I was ok with dairy. Each of these restaurants deals with small and large plates- and are great for sharing with your dinner mates, which is what I did. You can see I didn’t go hungry while dining out Paleo in Seattle.
The special that night was organ meat: Lamb oysters with a sumac buttermilk aioli cornmeal crusted & Lamb tongue with a beet gastric with chèvre
I think organ meats are full of vital nutrients, I just can’t get myself to eat them.
Instead this was my meal:
Celery root soup with shaved truffle
Romaine salad with beets, feta & hazelnuts
Spot prawns with a citrus confit
Grilled hangar steak with collard greens
Lacinato kale with lemon & red chili flakes
I also had a glass of wine. The server let me taste 4 different ones before selecting the glass I wanted. I was really impressed by his service!
An appetizer of three raw cheeses
Watercress & frisée salad with pomegranates
Dumpling squash soup with sage & brown butter
Yellowtail carpaccio with fennel & green olive
Penn cove mussels with apple bacon & cream
Crispy duck leg with grapefruit & watercress
Pork belly with carrots
Grilled venison chop & venison sausage with huckleberries, chestnuts, & pickled red cabbage