On my way into the city, I stopped off and picked up some Immodium and Benadryl for my emergency supply kit. (I also picked up some Pepsi and Fritos for the road). Once in the city, I parked my car, ran into Fairway, and picked up this:
I usually keep both LaChoy Soy Sauce and San-J's Organic Wheat-Free Tamari in the house. And I forgot to bring it in. I prefer LaChoy, but when I realized I was on the UWS, I felt that LaChoy would be too "pedestrian" for this area - so San-J it was!
We were seated and I spoke to my host about my dietary issue. He pulled our waiter aside and told him I couldn't eat wheat. The waiter popped over to me and asked if I was gluten-free. I responded yes. He told me that he was a Celiac and he'll make sure I can eat. How awesome is that????
We had a prix fixe menu with three choices for a starter, three choices for our entree, and a dessert tray. With our waiter's recommendation, I had the Spicy Tuna Roll as my starter. It was a brown rice roll filled with tuna, radish sprouts, cucumber, and chipolte. The waiter even offered his stash of gf soy sauce! When it was being served, I had a different colored plate and our waiter served me while servers served the others. (My fellow guests thought it was odd that I carry my own soy sauce with me, though) And, even though, I am not a sushi person, I loved it.
For dinner, I also went with our waiter's recommendation of Pomegranate-Ancho Chile Glazed Salmon with wasabi infused cauliflower-potato mash and agave glazed carrots and zucchini. I haven't had salmon in quite a while and I did like the fact that it was hand farmed and also hormone & antibiotic free. The best part of the dish? The wasabi-infused cauliflower-potato mash. I could eat that for days! The waiter offered to bring me something different for dessert since we had mixed dessert trays with gluten-y goods on them. I was stuffed, so I declined.
This is one of the few times that I've felt comfortable and safe at a restaurant. I'd recommend Citrus to anyone.....
Citrus Bar & Grill
320 Amsterdam Avenue @ 75th Street
New York, New York 10023