Before we went I let the travel agent know I had Celiac Disease and would need to eat Gluten Free. She emailed the resort and let me know they are professionals at serving Gluten Free guests and that I would be fine. To be honest I was a little skeptical but professionals is the right word for them. I did not have a single problem and was able to eat anywhere and have lots of options!
When we arrived I reminded the travel agent that I needed Gluten Free food and she said she would let our concierge know and he will take care of it. Shortly after we got to our room our concierge knocked on the door with these awesome little cards.
He said he had already notified all the restaurants about my Gluten Free needs and all I had to do was present this card to our waiter.
Our first night we headed to the french restaurant, Bordeaux, for dinner with the card in hand. Once I gave the hostess our room number she said, "Ah, Mrs. Jordan you are Gluten Free! No problem. We'll take care of you." Talk about service I didn't even have to say anything and they already knew! I had the card on the table for the waiter to see as well. He was very reassuring and said I could order anything I wanted and they would make it safe for me. He said, "No limitations. I'm a professional." After we ordered some wine, our waiter brought me a basket of FRESH GLUTEN FREE BREAD!
The hubby had an assortment of bread to pick from that looked beautiful. We shared a cheese plate for our appetizer. For my main course I had the filet mignon and creme brulee for dessert. It was a completely amazing meal! Everything was perfect, tasted fantastic and Gluten Free!
|Filet mignon - they made a special sauce just for me!|
The next day we stayed around the hotel and enjoyed the beach and the pools. I had a number of fruity adult beverages and they were all very good and GF. In the afternoon they set up a couple of snack stations to enjoy before dinner. The corn tortillas chips and guacamole where my favorite! They even had some white chocolate macaroons to snack on.
For dinner we went to the Italian restaurant, Portofino. Again it was a great experience with everyone already knowing I was Gluten Free. They had a Gluten Free menu but they also had Tinkyaka rice pasta that I could have with a number of different sauces. The waiter even brought out the unopened Tinkyaka bag to show me!
For dinner I enjoyed more fresh Gluten Free bread with a formase cheese dip, a caprese salad, GF pasta with red sauce, chicken and asparagus. For dessert I had a chocolate moouse.
|Cheese dip and GF bread|
|GF pasta dish|
The bottom line is that it is possible to have an amazing GLUTEN FREE vacation at an all inclusive resort especially at Secrets Maroma Beach!