Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Fall is here and I love it. Crispy leaves on the ground, colors abound and golden sunsets (like the one I'm watching now) remind me every day to breathe and stop for a moment or two to notice all the beautiful, changing light.
A couple of weeks ago I was in Sun Vally, ID - and as you might know, is seriously my favorite place to be on the planet. The weather was perfect and we caught the last weekend of gorgeous leaves, blue skies and crispy sunshine, making hiking to the Ketchum lookout on Mt. Baldy a dream.
All this hiking and fresh air worked up a serious appetite and I knew just the place to revisit (after many years) for a deliciously fresh and gluten-free meal...Globus! Located on the west side of Ketchum (at 6th and Warm Springs), Globus is this cozy, alluring, dark-painted walls (and ceiling) Asian-fusion,organic restaurant owned and operated by Wendy Muir along with her Executive Chef, Ryan Stadelman...and I love this acknowledgement as stated on their website; We are proud supporters of Idaho farmers and use local organic produce and all natural meats.
Ordering gluten-free at Globus was a dream. Our waitress was so attentive and aware, making great suggestions as to how I could modify my meal choice to be completely safe and enjoyable. And I had choices...several of them! If your taste buds are watering by now, then I'll share what I ordered, adding to the hunger pangs. My starter was the lovely cucumber "Noodle" salad with mint, cilantro, roasted peanuts, rice wine, and shallots. It had just the right amount of mint and the veggies were so fresh. My entree choice was even more unique and really delicious; Harissa marinated organic chicken breast which included quinoa and black lentil pilaf, shaved corn, walnuts, celery root puree (to die for), goats milk yogurt, preserved lemon, Golden raisin. The chicken literally melted in my mouth and the root puree is definitely a recipe I'm considering adding to this year's Thanksgiving table. Amazing.
I normally don't ever order chicken when I'm dining out, but I was assured that this little organic organic bird was going to be a very different, and it so was. There were also dessert options for those of us gluten-free'ers, however I was so sated and happy there was no way that I could eat another bite...plus, we had a bag of goodies from the Sun Valley Chocolate Foundry waiting for us later :)
Next time you are in SV/Ketchum, ID treat yourself to a hike or most likely for the next five months, a run down Baldy, and a wonderful, romantic, and deliciously safe gluten-free meal at Globus.