Gluten Free Girl: Walldorff Brewpub & Bistro

Walldorff Brewpub & Bistro
105 E. State St., Hastings, (269) 945-4400

Item: Bowtie Pasta Florentine
Price: $17.79

If you know anything about gluten-free pasta, you know that 99 percent of it sucks. If you want to revel in the one percent of gluten-less pasta goodness, take a road trip to Walldorff Brewpub & Bistro. I promise your taste buds won’t be disappointed.

Walldorff’s gluten-free menu is much of what is on the regular menu. There are eight appetizer options to choose from – don’t leave without trying the warm goat cheese, served with gluten-free tortilla chips – a multitude of salads, including a surprisingly delicious house salad and numerous entrée options.

I chose the Bowtie Pasta Florentine, mostly because I was shocked to even find gluten-free pasta on a menu. What I didn’t expect was how satisfying it would be. It’s got a mix of sautéed bacon, spinach and shallots that are tossed with roasted garlic Alfredo and topped with wood grilled chicken and toasted pine nuts. Delizioso!