We knew we wanted to do a dinner out at someplace noteworthy that wasn't bank breaking at the same time. I had heard such good things about Rise No 1 but assumed it was on my "never in a million years" list as most good souffles need a little bit of flour. I could not believe they offer many of their dishes as gluten-free! The entire meal was such a great experience. Their wait staff is delightful and very helpful with navigating the menu to avoid gluten. The setting is beautiful. Jordan described as "if Anthropologie was real life," and Markus said it reminded him of "La Madeline meets Where the Wild Things Are." When did I meet such worldly and descriptive friends? Many of the items in the restaurant are repurposed from old wine bottles, recycled glass or French antiques. It made my green heart happy to sit beneath this stunning chandelier made of recycled wine bottles.
The food was phenomenal. I had a seasonal crab souffle and it was light in texture but with a rich, fresh crab flavor. Crab cakes are a former favorite dish of mine so to be able to enjoy a special crab recipe and have it not leave me with a migraine was a blissful moment.
Not all souffles on the dessert menu were offered gluten-free, so I chose the raspberry option. Below is a shot of the homemade raspberry sauce being poured into the top of the souffle. Markus and I were supposed to split this dish but after I'd had a few bites he gave me the rest saying, "By the look on your face I can tell that if I took any more I would be depriving you of a special experience." He knows me so well.
|One of the light displays in Deerfield|