Sunday, October 12, 2014

La Riviera's Gluten Free Dinner - Monday, October 27

For those who don't know, a couple of times per year, La Riviera Trattoria (Clifton, NJ), opens on a Monday night for a family style meal that is entirely gluten free! (And as you can see from the menu below, ~75% dairy free as well.) Maria (who is gluten free herself) does an amazing job of juggling everyone's other food issues as well; just make sure you inform her when you rsvp. Here's this time's menu:
A platter of Gluten Free Calamari from a previous
Gluten Free Dinner at La Riviera in Clifton NJ

1st Course (Family style)
Fried Calamari (DF)
Surprise Appetizer
Surprise Appetizer
Meatballs (DF)
Pizza (can be DF)

2nd Course (Family Style)
Pasta Fagioli (DF)

A platter of Mussels Marinara from a previous
Gluten Free Dinner at La Riviera in Clifton NJ

3rd Course (Individual)
Salad (DF)

4th Course (Family style)
Veal Parmigiana
Chicken Milanese (DF)
Eggplant Siciliana no mozzarella (DF)
Basa in a scampi sauce (DF)

5th Course

An entire five course, gluten free meal with sodas, gratuity and tax included for only $55 per person! (There is also a cash bar for alcohol if you want.)

You'll need to email Maria to rsvp and then mail a check to the restaurant. (Email and street address are on their invite here: La Riviera Invitation.) The dinner is Monday, October 27th with an overflow night of Monday, November 17th.

I've been a number of times since they started offering these, in fact, I reviewed one of the dinners back in 2011 - the menu varies a bit but the food (and especially the sauce) remains as amazing as ever: Review of the Gluten Free Dinner at La Riviera.