Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

7 Sep

When we sat down to eat at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba in Chicago, I was given a gluten-free menu. It turns out that this restaurant is part of the Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Group, just like Mity Nice. Is this a gluten-free friendly company or what? I started with the Summer Market Vegetable Salad.

I loved that there were beets in this salad. It was lightly dressed with lemon and olive oil. I then had the fried green peppers and coarse salt.

Our waiter assured me that these were made in a pan to avoid cross contamination in their typical frying oil. The last thing I ordered was the shrimp with garlic, olive oil and red pepper flakes.

I loved the fact that there was so much garlic and oil in this dish. I made sure to put it all to good use with the gluten-free bread that I was given!

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5 Responses to “Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba”

  1. thekittchen September 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    Just went there Monday. It is so delicious! One of my Chitown favorites.

    • glutenfreeinsb September 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

      Have you been to any of the other Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants? They seem like a very GF aware company!

      • thekittchen September 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

        I have. I like Scoozi! which is down the street from my place. I have been to Hub 51, Paris Club, and Wow Bao too. I think Ba Ba Reba is the best so far. Sometime Lettuce restaurants can be more about the scene than the food.

  2. Get Locally with Irene's Vienna September 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    this is really cool! I know of one restaurant in Vienna that is providing information on that topic.

  3. glutenfreeinsb September 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Are all of those other restaurants just as gluten-free friendly? You are so lucky to have those all near you!

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