Isabella spent the day with me today driving around visiting clients and inevitably around 11am she starts to get hungry and wants a snack or something.
I was en route into the city and close to Bridgeland where I remembered a good looking establishment, called THE MAIN DISH.
Half self serve resto, half take out, I had an excellent espresso there once. The food looked appealing, so I decided to buy my daughter a bowl of soup or something there.
Isabella is on a gluten free diet, so I have to watch what she gets to eat.
Tomato soup with Polenta. Pretty safe with a good chef, right? Tomatos, veggies, spices and Polenta. To be sure, I did ask the question about gluten free ingredients.
Ah. The response was comical and very uninformative. The cook who was very pleasant, went to ask the head chef before she came back out and gave me a long monologue about "Polenta having lots of gluten because it's really sticky, you know?" "The corn when it's ground just creates it's own consistency", etc., etc. Ehm, yes or no? Gluten free or not?
I really appreciated the effort made, but had to bite my lip so she would not catch me laugh. It was similar to a politician trying to say NOTHING in a two minute sentence.
Anyway, I took the calculated risk and let Isabella have a go at the soup. No harm done and the soup was EXCELLENT! So good in fact, that I can recommend it! So does Isabella with two thumbs up. The Polenta added a really nice richness to the whole soup.