An amazing gluten-free homemade bowl of pasta is difficult to come by. Which is why, if you are looking for the best of the best, you have to be willing to shell out some cold hard cash to get it.
Enter Del Posto, the colossal Italian restaurant located on Tenth Avenue in Chelsea with extraordinary attention to detail. Your own personal “captain” will walk you through the menu while another server fills your water glass as another places your handbag upon a small stool so it doesn’t sit on the floor.
But the best part of this restaurant is not the decor or the service, it’s the fact that chef Mark Ladner perfected the recipe for their signature dishes, gluten-freestyle. Check out this video to hear how he does it.
I’ve been looking forward to this meal ever since I first laid eyes on the 100-layer lasagna. Little did I know that I’d eventually be able to eat it – gluten-free.
Instead of going with the 8 course tasting menu, we decided to order a la carte. With every pasta dish being able to be delivered GF, it took some careful consideration to narrow down our choices. But alas:
My favorite of the 2 appetizers we got.
As for the pasta dishes; my boyfriend is not GF and they were will to split each dish for us, with and without gluten.
Guess what, you just paid $90 for four gnudis (what our waiter probably should have said to us). Instead, he said one simple word: enjoy. And that we did.
Probably my favorite of all three pasta dishes. The only difference between the GF and non GF version is rye crumble.
The dish I’ve been salivating over for months – the 100 layer (or in this case, 50 layer) lasagna [we split the dish]. I could have used 200 more layers.
And for dessert:
We also got the goat cheese cheesecake with celery ice cream (yes as in the vegetable). Apparently the pastry chef, Brooks Headley, likes incorporating veggies into her dessert dishes. While I loved the semifreddo, I could barely eat the cheesecake.
The flavors were not something I looked for in a dessert and at $30 a pop, you better make sure you end your meal on a high (sweet) note.
Pros: Um can you say homemade gluten-free (amazing) pasta dishes?
Cons: Put your money where your mouth is, literally.