The gluten-free buffet dinner is happening on Tuesday, April 2 at O'Tooles Restaurant Pub, a New York restaurant trained by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) Gluten-Free Resource Education and Awareness Training (GREAT) Kitchens program.
The below press release is from O'Tooles Restaurant Pub in Queensbury, NY.
Granville, New York (March 28, 2013) – The Glens Falls and Saratoga Celiac Support Group, O’Tooles and Amy Rota-Poulin are teaming up for the first ever gluten-free buffet at O’Tooles Restaurant Pub in Queensbury. The buffet will take place at O’Tooles during the support group’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 2 at 6pm.
“O’Toole’s was the first restaurant in the area to complete the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) Gluten-Free Resource Education and Awareness Training (GREAT)” says Amy Rota-Poulin. “A gluten-free diet requires attentive food preparation and handling. O’Tooles is exemplary as their kitchen contains no airborne flour. This program empowers the food industry to provide safe gluten-free options for individuals, businesses, and institutions. I was very happy to work with O’Toole’s and assist them in completing the NFCA GREAT Kitchens Course.”
“One of our long time customers was diagnosed with celiac disease” says Michael Moynihan, Manager of O'Toole's in Queensbury. “We decided it was important for us to take a proactive approach to serve our customers who needed their food to be gluten-free. O’Tooles completed the NFCA GREAT Kitchens Course while also completing the Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs Regional Celiac Support Groups Restaurant Approval Program. We are proud to offer an extensive gluten-free menu prepared in a gluten-free designated area within our restaurant's kitchen. We offer a separate fryer and toaster which means you can safely enjoy your french fries while your burger is served on a toasty Saratoga Gluten Free Goods Roll. And, don’t forget, our loaded potato skins are served up hot with gluten-free Cabot Sour Cream. We look very forward to hosting the first ever gluten-free buffet at O’Toole’s this coming Tuesday (April 2).”
“The buffet will include a scrumptious appetizer, delicious main entrees, including O'Tooles famous gluten-free Chicken Parmesan accompanied by gluten-free toast points using Saratoga Gluten Free Good's bread” says Rota-Poulin. “It will also include soda, coffee or tea. The cost for the buffet will be $20.00 per person. This does include tax and gratuity. Dessert and alcoholic beverages will be available but for an additional cost. Be sure to reserve your place by March 31, 2013. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
“When you visit O'Toole's please ask your hostess for a gluten-free menu and as always please also inform your waitress that you are dining gluten-free” says Moynihan. “Come and enjoy GREAT gluten-free food and lively conversation in a fun atmosphere.”
For more information about the first ever gluten-free buffet, gluten free nutrition, or how your business or institution can become gluten-free certified, please contact Amy via her website at www.glutenfreewithamy.com.
About Amy Rota-Poulin:
Amy Rota-Poulin is the host of “In Amy’s Kitchen” and is an affiliate of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA). She is also the author of "Cooking Gluten Free with Amy" which has been endorsed by the NFCA. Amy’s knowledge and experience with food originated and evolved around her husband, Pierre. He was diagnosed with intolerance to gluten, and with extensive research of all food ingredients, learned to cook all of Pierre’s favorite dishes gluten-free without sacrificing taste or nutrition. But, her awareness and zest to learn goes beyond Celiac Disease and other aspects of gluten intolerance. Her mission is bringing people together to cook simple, delicious meals to share with family and friends no matter what your food restriction may be. As Amy says, “every day meals become great memories."