Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tredici Enoteca Debuts Gluten-Free Menu

Mediterranean Tasting Board at Tredici Enoteca

From our friends at Tredici Enoteca...

Tredici Enoteca Debuts Gluten-Free Menu to Raise Awareness of Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity During Celiac Awareness Month

This May, the newly opened Tredici Enoteca at The St. Gregory Hotel (Tredici DC), located at 2033 M Street, NW, is pleased to debut a special gluten-free menu in honor of Celiac Awareness Month, an annual event held throughout the Unites States and supported by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (and other relevant organizations.) Tredici DC’s four-course, gluten-free menu is priced at $35 per person (tax and gratuity not included), and is available exclusively during dinner service, from May 1-31, offering individuals diagnosed with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders an expansive menu from which to choose.

Created by Executive Chef Carlos Aparicio, the special Tredici menu begins with a choice of appetizers such as the Mediterranean Tasting Board with hummus, falafel, vegetables and tzatziki sauce; Ricotta Cheese with honey olive oil, thyme, orange zest and gluten-free flatbread, as well as Moroccan Spice Pork Ribs with grilled scallions. Next, diners can select a dish from the second course section of the menu with standouts such as Broccoli & Avocado with black sesame and Dijon vinaigrette; Roasted Beet Salad with kale, goat cheese, candied pecans and port reduction, and the Greek Salad with tomato, red onion, feta and olive. For an entrée, guests can choose from featured dishes such as Gluten-Free Spaghetti with (choice of) pork ragout, tomato vodka or cockles in a white wine sauce; Spaghetti Squash with carrot, zucchini, pine nuts, crushed tomato and provolone, or the Kenneth Gluten-Free Flatbread with roasted mushrooms, mozzarella, béchamel, caramelized onions and rosemary. To complete the meal on a sweet note, diners can enjoy Butterscotch Pot de Crème with slated crème fraîche.

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease, which damages the small intestine. The small intestine is part of the gut, which digests & absorbs nutrients from food. When the small intestine is damaged, the rate of nutrient absorption from food is reduced. Celiac disease affects 1% of healthy, average Americans, which means at least three million people in the United States are living with celiac disease - 97% of them are undiagnosed. Common foods that contain gluten, which should be avoided by those with celiac disease include: pastas, bread, crackers, beer, barley, bulgur, oats, rye, soy sauce, malt vinegar, etc. For additional information please visit https://celiac.org/awarenessmonth/.

Tredici Enoteca at The St. Gregory Hotel is located at 2033 M Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036. The restaurant is located five blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro accessible on the red line and five blocks from the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro accessible on the orange, silver and blue lines. Breakfast is available Monday through Friday, from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Dinner is available daily, from 4 PM to 10 PM, and the bar is open daily from 11 AM to 10 PM. Happy Hour is featured Monday through Friday, from 4 PM to 6 PM. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. For reservations or additional information, please call (202) 888-2899 or visit www.TrediciDC.com.