With a tip from a friend (Thanks Christy M.!) that P.F. Chang’s China Bistros have gone “Gluten Free”, I visited one on the ‘strip’ here in Vegas this week, right in front of Planet Hollywood. I asked the hostess if they served Gluten Free meals and was thrilled to be handed the menu with a full page of Gluten Free offerings that filled the back page of the regular menu. (I loved that it was in print… and not relegated to a separate menu!) No guessing if the waitress and chef would understand my request… this restaurant has clearly done their homework and has rolled out the welcome mat for our Gluten Free community.

It has been so long since I last ate Chinese, that my mouth watered at each menu item. I could have ordered it all, but restrained myself… leaving something to look forward to on future visits.  :)

Our waitress had recently transferred with P.F. Chang’s from L.A. to Vegas and was very knowledgeable. In L.A. the staff had been trained specifically on Gluten Free issues. She noted that P.F. Chang’s has been working hard to add new Gluten Free items to their menu… the beef dishes being among the more recent additions.

P.F. Chang's GFree Egg Drop Soup

P.F. Chang's GFree Egg Drop Soup

I finally decided on ordering the Egg Drop Soup and shared a Lettuce Wrap with my dinner companion. She doesn’t regularly eat Gluten Free, and was shocked at how good the meal tasted. I told her that Gluten Free dining is delicious, properly prepared.

P.F.Chang's GFree Lettuce Wraps and Snap Peas

P.F.Chang's GFree Lettuce Wraps and Snap Peas

The lettuce wraps came with a choice of three sauces that could be combined to season the wraps and our waitress was quick to note that all of the sauces, even the soy sauce, were Gluten Free, as requested. She also noted that the plates that our dinner was served upon were round, indicating to all the cook and wait staff that this meal was Gluten Free. (What a great idea!!! Never any confusion about whether or not a meal was prepared Gluten Free with round plating as a visual reminder.)

P.F. Chang's GFree (flour-less) Chocolate Dome Dessert with Berries

P.F. Chang's GFree (flour-less) Chocolate Dome Dessert with Berries

Lastly, we each ordered their flour-less, Chocolate Dome Dessert and, Oh my… this was an incredible dessert!!!!! Chocolate resounded across every taste bud beautifully with each bite… and the berries burst with flavor.

This meal more than satisfied!!!!!

I will definitely be headed to P.F. Chang’s again soon, and often… not just because they have catered to our Gluten Free needs, but because they have elevated Gluten Free dining to a whole new level.

Please be sure to tell P.F. Chang’s that you appreciate their efforts to provide us such an extraordinary Gluten Free dining experience when you visit!