Last Saturday night, we had an amazing night out with fellow gluten free and Celiacs from around the metro New Orleans area. If you weren’t there, here’s what you missed:
We were able to visit Broad Street Cider, which is a beautiful cidery on Broad Street (the name is kind of a dead giveaway, I guess)… it’s spacious and really cute, and has some really cool board games, vinyl records playing, cool bartenders, a chill atmosphere, and best of all — does not contain gluten. Well, except for some canned beers that are served in separate glasses (my non-Celiac boyfriend ordered one, and I checked).
The ciders included in our flight were:
Diamond Jubilee – made with champagne
Duchess of Devonshire – made with Earl Grey tea
Viscount – Boozy Caramel Apple
Gin Craze — made with Spent Gin Botanicals
Many of us also tried their brand new raspberry cider! They have some truly incredible ciders on the menu right now, and even more coming or returning, including a green tea version of Duchess, so you’ll definitely want to check them out as soon as you can!
We’re so happy that Broad Street Cider accommodated us, and that owner Jon and his lovely wife came by to visit and chat with us!
The appetizers were provided by Tommy at the K, a Sunday night pop-up at Joey K’s restaurant, and they were DELICIOUS!!
Forgive me for not taking close up pictures, we ate them too quickly! We each had a watermelon and prosciutto skewer, with a red chili powder that we could sprinkle over the top, as well as a truffle tomato cucumber canapé, which had salt and pepper, as well as additional truffle oil available to taste.
If you look closely at my plate (right) you can see one of each of the appetizers! You’ll also see some of our beautiful attendees, including Rosalind, who was celebrating a birthday with us!
Here’s a sample Tommy at the K menu so you can check out the offerings! They say generally 50% or more is gluten free or gluten free upon request.
For dessert, we had a new creation from Everyday Keto to Go, a chocolate nut brownie that was amazing! They were individually bagged, and then boxed in the most adorable little favor boxes with the full ingredient list! You have to love owner Susan’s attention to detail!
We also ended up having a little smorgasbord of other gluten free goodies, including Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies (the caramel and chocolate chip), the AMAZING Baguette bread from Against the Grain that everyone raved about (it tastes just like french bread), some Udi’s Gluten Free Pretzels (because what is drinking “beer” or cider without pretzels?!) and a personal favorite of mine, the Popcorn Indiana Black & White Chocolate Drizzlecorn Popcorn.
Here are a few more pictures of the event, including me announcing the raffle winners! We gave away some table crackers courtesy of our friends at Schär, a new Udi’s brownie in a mug, and some Krusteaz Cinnamon Bread mix!
Overall, I think the most important part was getting to network with people who go through what we go through every single day, and to be able to share “battle stories”.
On a side note, we also demonstrated the Nima Sensor by testing the Gluten Free Girl Scout cookies (no gluten found, thank goodness), and it sparked a lot of questions so I’ll address that in a future post, and post those videos!
We had an amazing time, and we thank everyone for coming! We will announce the April and May events soon!
If you attended the event (or even if you didn’t), please leave your feedback in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you!
To LIVING Gluten Free in New Orleans,