There are many gluten-free alternatives to most things these days. But bread, my friends, is always a huge disaster.
I’m very well acquainted with the dry, foamy impostors. In fact I have become so used to them, that on a recent date with the BF at newish Paleo restaurant ‘Pure Taste’ on Westbourne Grove I wasn’t at all excited by the gluten-free Garlic and Rosemary Foccacia bread that arrived with a creamy avocado butter on the side. But then I tasted it..
Warm, freshly baked and completely delicious, I was hooked on Pure Taste from the word bread.
Then they brought out salmon canapes on spoons…
And silky Jerusalem artichoke soup with hazelnut and truffle…
And scallops with apple and parsnip puree… so I was even more hooked.
This was all swiftly followed by halibut with spinach, lemon and a generous handful of crunchy dukkah.
And last but not least, guinea fowl with cavolo nero, maderia, prunes and their own ‘bread sauce’.
If you live with intolerances and allergies or a restricted diet, this is the kind of restaurant you have been waiting for.
115 Westbourne Grove
London, W2 4UP