Saturday, September 19, 2009

SAFE & SOUND DINNER AT DA LUCIANO’S SPURS ECONOMY – New clothing needed after enormous, allergen-free Italian feast!

Da Luciano’s owners Rose & Luciano Ignacio went above-and-beyond the call of hospitality at our recent Safe & Sound Dinner on September 12th at their popular River Grove restaurant. We started with their incredible brushchetta, eggplant parmesan and pizza appetizers, followed by homemade minestrone soup, and then platter after platter of Da Luciano’s signature entrees. All free of gluten, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts. They even created a separate menu for our special dairy-free “allergenista” table.

Our friends at Whole Foods Market supplied a fabulous gift basket for our free raffle, won by 6-year-old Matthew Perlman. It made me so happy when Matthew told me, “I love Safe & Sound Dinners!” That’s why I do these events; we all deserve to safely dine out and enjoy a delicious culinary experience among friends.

Many thanks to Da Luciano’s, Whole Foods Market, and many of our other gift bag sponsors that accommodate a variety of food allergies (always make sure to read the label to make sure they are safe for you). Some products in our bag included:

Yummy lemon cookies from Da Luciano’s

Whole Foods Market
365 Brand Veggie Chips
& reusable grocery bag

A wonderful variety of cookies
from Apple’s Bakery

Ian’s Natural Foods
Pizza Kits

Doctor Krackers,
and Pepitas
from Peanut Free Planet

Mighty Tasty
GF Hot Cereal
from Bob’s Red Mill
Gluten Free
Flour Mix

Wylde Pretzels
and Cinnamon Crackers

Food Tek’s sample cakes
These are really interesting
they cook in the microwave
in just a minute!

Plus loads of information,
coupons and resources for
eating allergen free!

Please join us for our next Safe & Sound Dinner at BOKA, date to be announced soon!

What Chicago has to say about BOKA

"New Chef Giuseppe Tentori transforms Boka into one of the city's best. The food has gotten spectacular.""
Phil Vettel - Chicago Tribune

"The food is divine."
Anne Moore - Crains

"Tentori's food is marvelous."
Gael Greene - Legendary New York Magazine Critic


Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Congrats on the successful dinner Lisa! Cute pics too!

Stacey said...

Has anyone found a GF pretzel without sesame seeds? I know EnerG makes pretzels but they also may contain sesame seeds. If you know if any, please post. Thanks.


Lisa Cooks Allergen Free said...

Hi Stacey - I will send an email to my contact at Ener G about the pretzels and let you know.

Lisa Cooks Allergen Free said...

Stacey - Takes a little work, but if you really love pretzels...
Dutch Country Soft Pretzel Mix
Rice flour, corn starch, tapioca dextrin, xanthan gum, sugar. Yeast and salt packets enclosed.