Thursday, May 24, 2012

Paradiso 37

For our final day in Orlando Traivor and I went wild at Disney World; for those details, check out my post on Babycakes here.

For this post I'll keep it strictly business.  Before heading over to Babycakes in Downtown Disney we dined at Paradiso 37, a restaurant on the water in Downtown Disney.  We opted for outdoor seating to take advantage of the terrific weather and to have a view of the water.  The menu looked like it had good gluten free options, and when I told the waitress of my allergy she told me to take a look at the menu before the chef came over to discuss my options.  I'm not used to being waited on with such a personal touch and, sure enough, the chef came over a few minutes later to talk about my options.  Before eating we were asked to switch tables and were promised two free drinks to thank us... and who are we to say no to free drinks?  Paradiso has a large drink menu and enormous bar space both of which we took advantage of while downing some delicious margaritas.

I can't seem to find a menu online, but I remember that we both ordered the enchiladas.  My enchiladas, however, would be prepared differently because they are normally lightly fried before being served.  The chef assured me that they would be just as delicious without the last minute fryer action but would have a different taste.

When we received our dishes, I asked Traivor to do a taste test comparison.  After trying his dish and my dish (the same except for the fryer), he decided that he liked my dish more!  I was happy to show him that gluten free food doesn't have to taste different and can in fact be better.  He had his first taste of this at Nizza where he fell in love with the restaurant's gluten free bread, but it's always good to reinforce the idea.

Do you love it or do you love it?
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Paradiso 37
1590 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 (Map)
(407) 934-3700

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