Restaurant Highlight: Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

As someone who grows her own veggies and advocates for local, sustainable and organic foods, I was so pleased to find today’s Gluten Freedom Week featured restaurant, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen.

A hidden gem in the heart of Liberty Village, Temple Kitchen is proud to serve locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, simply and sumptuously prepared, and served with pleasure. According to Michael at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, the restaurant opened with a heartfelt philosophy: “We love food and we love people… so why not bring them together in a fun way!”

Open since 2008, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen has always served vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. During this year’s Gluten Freedom Week, the restaurant will be serving a special three-course prix fixe menu for $35:

First Course
Chef’s Soup:
Soup prepared daily with wholesome ingredients that reflect the season, vegetarian and gluten friendly


Chef’s Salad:
Salad of Roast pear, pomegranate glazed beets, blande frisee, Ontario blue cheese and walnut vinaigrette


Tea Cured Trout with shaved fennel, celery, radishes and stone fruit

Second Course

Kimchi Buttered Trout with Eggplant Puree, Yuzu Compressed Apples, Cabbage, Sprouts and Buttermilk Dressing


Sumac Crusted Hen* (1/2) with Warm Chickpea Puree, Cucumber, Parsley and Radish Salad, Pressed Yoghurt and Pomegranate Molasses
*Vegetarian option:-Sumac Crusted Mushrooms instead of Hen


Black Olive Caramel and Coffee Glazed Baby Back Ribs w/Spicy White Bean Puree and Garlic Braised Kale


Nutella semi freddo made with bourbon maple syrup and toasted hazelnuts


Chocolate marquis with cherry compte, almond brittle, and Chantilly crème

Visit Mildred’s Temple Kitchen during Gluten Freedom Week May 15-31st
85 Hanna Ave, suite 104

Stay tuned for the next featured restaurant tomorrow!

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Restaurant Highlight: Rosewater


For those of you foodies who are longing for a posche dining experience, you’ll love today’s highlighted restaurant, Rosewater Room. Minutes from Toronto’s Financial and Theatre districts, Rosewater offers a fresh and unique dining experience. From the intimate setting of the upper mezzanine level, which overlooks the main dining room, to the self contained supper club on the lower level, this building lends an air of romance and casual decadence when dining on a fusion of modern classics.

Known for its service and ambiance, this gem has been in business in Toronto for 17 years. While the restaurant has never advertised a gluten-free menu, most of its dishes are already naturally gluten-free. So, according to manager Andrew Garner, “it really was a no brainer to participate in Gluten Freedom Week which would showcase Rosewater and let people know about our Gluten Free menu options.”

Rosewater’s Chefs gladly accommodate dietary restrictions, staying well informed of ingredients and condiments which may contain gluten (or other allergens) and also exercise precautions such as wearing gloves when preparing such dishes. As always, do ensure you inform your server of your dietary needs so that staff can take the proper care when preparing your food.

During Toronto’s Gluten Freedom Week, May 25-31st, gluten-free diners can enjoy a delectable three-course meal.

First Course
Seared Scallops
Risotto, Baby Spinach
Parmesan Tuile

Second Course
Pan Seared Duck Breast
Ginger Squash, Lyonnais Potato,
Blueberry Pinot Noir Jus

Vanilla Crème Brule
Apricot Cranberry Compote
Maple Pecan Crunch

Rosewater is located at 19 Toronto Street

Stay tuned for more highlights on participating restaurants in Toronto’s first ever Gluten Freedom Week food festival!

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Restaurant Highlight: Little Anthony’s

Little Anthony's

Gluten Freedom week is approaching and to celebrate, I’ll be profiling many of the restaurants that are participating in this inaugural gluten-free food festival in Toronto. Today’s restaurant highlight is Little Anthony’s Italian + Bar, a neighbourhood fine dining Italian restaurant located in Toronto’s Financial District; known to locals for its amazing food and wine pairings.

Italian food, as we all can attest to, is usually one of the first things that gets stricken off the gluten-free list. I, myself, had to avoid such restaurants for years. Thankfully, though, Little Anthony’s is one of the rising stars in this market that is stepping up to the plate so that people with Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance can still indulge in the rich flavours of this cuisine.

The original Little Anthony’s, founded by Bob Antoniou, was a downtown landmark for over 17 years. Following a three month renovation, the restaurant now re-opened under the Little Anthony’s monogram with a brand-new kitchen, and a fresh new flavour and atmosphere.

Little Anthony’s has long recognized the growing demand for gluten-free options and always strives to meet the needs of their customers.  Within all of their restaurants (which also includes fine Greek dining restaurant, Volos, and the Mexican cantina, El Caballito – also participants in the festival) the staff take various precautions to meet gluten-free needs. Once a guest informs their server of their dietary restriction, the guest’s dishes are prepared by one individual chef from start to finish to ensure the cooking method and ingredients have not come into contact with any source of gluten. (So be sure to that your server clearly understands your needs when you order).

During Gluten Freedom Week May 15-31, 2013, you can visit Little Anthony’s at 121 Richmond Street West, and enjoy their special gluten-free prix fixe menu below for just $35. Bring a friend, and indulge in an amazing fine dining experience that you can both enjoy!

To start: Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce, Basil, Parmigiano
Main: Penne Di Funghi with Mixed Mushrooms, Truffle Oil, Marjoram, Parmigian
To finish: Citrus Panna Cotta with Spiced Crème Anglais

Visit the Gluten-Free Living blog again tomorrow for the next restaurant highlight!

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