My favorite find for this Friday is Posana Cafe in Asheville, NC. This is a completely, 100% gluten free restaurant, yes, that’s right 100% GF. It was bliss! Not worrying about cross-contamination, eating french fries and wanting one of everything on the menu. The excitement is shared by all GF people. The lady at the table next to us was overjoyed to be enjoying White Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Marscapone and Strawberries that was on special the day we were there.
This place is in downtown Asheville, it is a really nice place, we enjoyed brunch on the patio, the weather was amazing. The service was great, our server was Leah, she was very knowledgeable, friendly and on the ball. They offer dinner too with the brunch on Saturday and Sunday. See the menu here.
I really did want to order one of everything, even the things I don’t normally eat. But, when I saw french fries I ordered immediately. They were divine, hot & crispy, with coarse salt and a side of homemade mayo (my request).
In my excitement I forgot to take pictures of our entrees, but don’t those fries look amazing?
I had the Southern Style Benedict. The eggs were poached perfectly, the biscuit was very tasty, though I was expecting it to be a much lighter biscuit than it was. I guess when they said “southern” style, I was think it would be much lighter and airier. However, the flavor was really good, it was slightly sweet and had a bit of a nutty flavor though there was no nut flour in it. (Though many of their baked goods/pastries to contain nut flours so be sure to ask.)
Another entree we enjoyed was theBLFGT. This was bacon, lettuce, fried green tomato on house focaccia with a side of jalapeno aioli. The foccacia was out of this world, it was a beautiful, golden brown on top and was so light and fluffy.
And last, but not least, was Fried Chicken. This was a breaded and fried chicken breast on a bed of cheesy grits and topped with buttermilk gravy. This was probably the best thing. I personally don’t prefer grits, but I would order this with fries instead and would be in hog heaven.
We also sampled the Everything Bagel, which was probably the best bagel I’ve had in 3 1/2 years. We got to go the Coffee Cake and Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun. The flavors were great the next day, but I’m thinking these are best enjoyed fresh.
If you are in the Asheville area or even close, you should definitely check this out. They don’t “advertise” as a GF restaurant, but are widely known in the GF community and very allergy friendly and knowledgeable. They don’t even have any peanut products in the place since it is such a severe allergen for many.