Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Safe & Sound Dinner at Da Luciano’s

When it comes to dairy-free cheese, I’ve always been a bit of a snob. I’ve never found cheese alternatives that tasted close enough to real cheese to be worth it. Well allergenistas, I now stand corrected! During a recent visit to Da Luciano’s, a bustling Italian trattoria in suburban River Grove, I experienced their incredible, mouth watering gluten-free pizza with rice cheese! In fact, everything I sampled at gluten-free DaLuciano’s – Bruschetta, Pasta Arrabiata and Italian lemon ice -- left me craving more, and more importantly, was safe for me to eat.

Da Luciano’s is the spot for our next Safe & Sound Dinner, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 12th. Advanced reservations required - $50 per person. Our special family-style Italian feast, created by owners Rosalia, Luciano and Ignazio Libreri, gives us the chance to try multiple dishes, including pizza, eggplant parmesan and other Italian classics (rice cheese will be available for dairy allergies). NOTE: Many apologies to those of you with egg or soy allergies, many dishes in this menu contain those ingredients. Full menu below.

As always, our Safe & Sounds Dinners are a great way to meet and greet liked-minded allergenistas, and share tips, tricks, favorite products and resources. Remember too, our Safe & Sound Dinners include a deluxe gift bag for all guests, brimming with allergen-free treats from:

  • Whole Foods – River Forest
  • Bob’s Red Mill
  • Cherrybrook Kitchen
  • Ian’s
  • Ener-G and more!

There are only 40 seats available at Da Luciano’s and we already have 10 people signed up, don’t wait to reserve your seat today!

Menu - Served Family Style
ATTN: This menu contains egg and soy.

Eggplant Parmesan*



Pasta served with tomato sauce
Chicken Parmesan*

Creme Puff**
Lemon Cookies (dairy free)

*(rice cheese available for those with dairy allergies/intolerances)
**(sorry, allergenistas, there is no dairy free substitution for these menu items)

1 comment:

Jenn Sutherland said...

Lisa - this sounds fantastic. I'll check the calendar to see if Mark and I can join you!