Da Luciano’s owners Rose & Luciano Ignacio went above-and-beyond the call of hospitality at our recent Safe & Sound Dinner on September 12th at their popular River Grove restaurant. We started with their incredible brushchetta, eggplant parmesan and pizza appetizers, followed by homemade minestrone soup, and then platter after platter of Da Luciano’s signature entrees. All free of gluten, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts. They even created a separate menu for our special dairy-free “allergenista” table.
Our friends at Whole Foods Market supplied a fabulous gift basket for our free raffle, won by 6-year-old Matthew Perlman. It made me so happy when Matthew told me, “I love Safe & Sound Dinners!” That’s why I do these events; we all deserve to safely dine out and enjoy a delicious culinary experience among friends. Many thanks to Da Luciano’s, Whole Foods Market, and many of our other gift bag sponsors that accommodate a variety of food allergies (always make sure to read the label to make sure they are safe for you). Some products in our bag included:
Yummy lemon cookies from Da Luciano’s
Whole Foods Market
365 Brand Veggie Chips & reusable grocery bag
A wonderful variety of cookies from Apple’s Bakery
Ian’s Natural Foods Pizza Kits
Doctor Krackers, Allegaroo and Pepitas from Peanut Free Planet
Mighty Tasty GF Hot Cereal from Bob’s Red Mill
Meister’s Gluten Free Flour Mix
ENER-G Wylde Pretzels and Cinnamon Crackers
Food Tek’s sample cakes These are really interesting they cook in the microwave in just a minute!
Plus loads of information, coupons and resources for eating allergen free!
Please join us for our next Safe & Sound Dinner at BOKA, date to be announced soon!
What Chicago has to say about BOKA …
"New Chef Giuseppe Tentori transforms Boka into one of the city's best. The food has gotten spectacular.""
Phil Vettel - Chicago Tribune
"The food is divine."
Anne Moore - Crains
"Tentori's food is marvelous."
Gael Greene - Legendary New York Magazine Critic