Gluten Free @ Las Iguanas
I was invited out for a meal at Las Iguanas tonight but unfortunately I can't go due to having to prepare for an important meeting tomorrow and with my train being at 6am! Boo :(
I thought I'd check out the menu anyway as I'm new to the area and it's good to have a mental list of good places to get GF food. I hoped that they'd maybe done a Bella Italia (see previous post).
And they have! Marvellous. Again, I don't think I've ever been to a Las Iguanas before so I don't know if the food is just the usual tex-mex microwaved cardboard but I was almost drooling reading through the menu.
The menu says that you can 'ask for GF' on many items such as;
ENSOPADO DE CARNE
Tender slow-braised goat in coconut milk & tomatoes with chillies, carrot & cassava,
served with coriander rice, farofa & sweet plantain.
Traditional & indulgent; a creamy coconut curry with peppers, garlic & sweetened with tomatoes,
made popular by Brazilian Chef Dada. Served with rice, sweet chunks of plantain, spicy salsa
& crunchy coconut farofa (toasted manioc flour) to sprinkle over.
KING PRAWN BOBO
A Brazilian classic; a spicy dish of king prawns & cassava cooked with tomatoes in coconut milk,
served with farofa (to sprinkle over), rice, sweet plantain & spicy salsa.
SEA BASS CON COCO
A coastal Bahian dish of sea bass fillet, mussels in their shell, wilted spinach & crayfish tails in a
light, fragrant saffron & coconut broth with little new potatoes, cannelloni beans & baby tomatoes.
I imagine 'ask for GF' basically means they don't give you the bread or tortillas that's supposed to come with it - but it's good to know that the recipe itself is gluten free! They have a few dishes that are just marked as 'GF' too.
I personally think their menu is over-priced, most main courses are £9-£12 and I've been to a lot nicer restaurants than this and paid a similar price. I will still give it a go though. If only for their yummy sounding desserts!