I have wanted to go to The Truscott Arms for a long time having heard a lot of great things about the food and how they cater for gluten free diners. So when I was meeting up with my boyfriend and his family I was very pleased that he had taken my recommendation and booked a table there.
As I got the menu I was pleased to see that most of the dishes were naturally gluten free or could easily be made gluten free. I love it when restaurants make it simple and clearly indicate what I can eat on the menu, that way I don’t need to ask them and have them run back and forth to the kitchen. Plus there is never any confusion and I can eat the food without being worried.
For starters I went for the Cornish Crab, which was a stuffed gluten free ravioli. The ravioli was delicious and I can’t remember the last time I had fresh pasta. This was the first day that they had this dish on the menu and I hope that they will keep it on there for a lot longer.
For the main I decided to go for the red mullet. This dish was light and perfect for lunch and went very well with a glass of Chenin Blanc. My favourite part was the buttery hollandaise sauce which was perfect.
There was no way I could miss out on the desserts as the crumble sounded so interesting. I have never had black pepper crumble and was very intrigued how this would taste.
The dish had some great ingredients, however I thought the black pepper wasn’t strong enough to justify having it in the dish. It is not often that you can order a gluten free crumble at a restaurant so I was a bit disappointed that there was so little crumble, maybe it was too modern for me.
Despite the dessert, the food was great and I was very impressed with how the chef had managed to make all of the dishes gluten free except for one. It just shows that it can easily be done and I can only hope more restaurants will start following suit.