Last night, my husband and I went out for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We usually go into the city of Portland and eat somewhere we’ve been before and know the menu has gluten-free options. We wanted something different this time, something special. I let my husband decide where we would go, because he’s the one with the diet restrictions and I wanted him to feel comfortable with a new restaurant. So, he did a general search for gluten-free menus in the Portland area. I’m not quite sure how he found this restaurant, but I’m very glad he did! It’s the Sea Grass Bistro and it’s located in the town of Yarmouth, Maine – about half way between Portland and Freeport (home to L.L. Bean‘s flagship store).
The majority of the menu items are gluten-free and they are clearly marked with a GF on the menu. We both enjoyed an appetizer – my husband had a creamy risotto with roasted red peppers and I had a small piece of grilled tuna with pea pods. We followed this with a very light and tasty salad of local mixed greens. Our entrees were melt-in-your-mouth delicious! My husband enjoyed a parmesan crumb-crusted pollack filet and I had the pan-seared breast of duck. According to our server, the menu changes every three weeks. All of my food items were gluten-free, too, and I let my husband taste each one. For dessert, he had a flour-less chocolate torte and I had home-made coconut ice cream.
Remember the movie “When Harry Met Sally” and Meg Ryan did that scene in the diner? My husband thought his chocolate torte would qualify for that kind of scene!!
So, if you are ever in this area of Maine, make a visit to the L.L. Bean store and for dinner, head down Route 1 and eat at the Sea Grass Bistro. Maybe you’ll see us there – we will be going back, often!!!
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