After sitting at a round table by the front window, our waiter came over and offered to read us the specials. We let him know that all three of us were gluten free and that I was also dairy free. He told us that the specials list had the GF options already flagged! In addition to the half dozen or more specials he also let us know that they had three shapes of pasta, capellini, penne and one other that escapes me. Both of my friends were thrilled to encounter GF capellini and order them. I ordered one of the specials: Filet Mignon over asparagus with a red wine reduction and mashed potatoes. Our waiter hurried off to the kitchen to ensure that they could prepare this dairy free as well. (I've been to Janice's before and they are super accommodating, so I had no doubts.) A quick substitution of gluten free french fries for the mashed potatoes and we were set. That's right - Janice's has a dedicated fryer so their french fries are gluten free.
|Gluten Free Capellini with a Pomodoro Sauce|
|Gluten Free Capellini with a Bolognese Sauce|
They've got a menu on their website (http://www.janiceabistro.com/) but don't be deceived, at least for dinner, they have a long list of additional specials. If you find yourself in the Northern New Jersey area I would definitely recommend you check Janice's out! (I for one hope to be heading back for dinner there soon.)