Gluten-Free Easter Brunch Chicago Area
By Regan Olson
Peter and I have been racking our brains when it comes to eating out gluten-free. We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the offerings of some restaurants, but going out for Easter brunch presented a higher level challenge. Take into account that Chicagoland price points for Easter brunch seemed egg-cessive, and I was starting to wonder if I should have hammed-it-up at the grocery store.
Instead, we scrambled off the egg-beaten path of the wind whisked city, and headed north to Kenosha, Wisconsin and Twisted. Was there more than one gluten-free item on offer you ask? How about prime rib, ham, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, very cheesy and SO delicious mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans almondine, shrimp, crab-claws, smoked fish, an excellent assortment of fruit, and gluten-free cheesecake (available, you have to ask for it). Peter was not left wanting either as there were many other items on the buffet from which to choose that the gluten-free minded avoid.
The Springtime cornucopia was a bargain ringing-up at $25.00 a head. (Chicago restaurants and hotels come in at $35.00 per person or higher.) The staff at Twisted are quite knowledgeable about what it means to be gluten-free, helpful in answering questions, and ready to accommodate. The city of Kenosha and Twisted are just a a little over an hour north of Chicago and a very pleasant stroll along the lake shore can be had after dining. (Parking is free.) -I have it on good authority that Twisted always offers menu items to please the gluten-free palette; they scored points with me today and I’m certain we’ll return there to satiate the curiosity of what those items might be.