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Bavarian Inn - Frankenmuth Michigan

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On a recent trip to Frankenmuth, we went to our usual Bavarian Inn for dinner - I was expecting that I would not be able to eat a thing!

BOY WAS I WRONG!

Not only do they have a gluten free menu - but they have a completely separate kitchen where the food is prepared to eliminate possible contamination! I was SHOCKED.

:) SO ENJOY :D

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That's really good to know. I've been there with my parents when I was a little kid and I didn't have Celiac to worry about then. Sounds like a place I might want to go back to! Thanks for reporting this.

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Oh boy oh boy! Great memories.

I went to Frankenmuth numerous times as a kid.

That Christmas store was a wonderland.

Half of family ~ Flint, and always spent a few summer weeks at a cottage on Lake Mich in Manistee County - betw Arcadia & Frankfort, if anyone's heard of those.

Ahhhhhhh :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Great to hear of gluten-free place there!

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If you dont mind me asking what foods did they have on their gluten-free menu? :) Is their chicken on there? I would love to eat there this month as its my dh's birthday and our Santa visit up at Bronner's and we always use to go there to eat on special occasions. I am going to have to make some plans to go up and the gluten-free dessert would be the cherry on top :D

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Wow their french bread was wonderful! You have to order it three days ahead but it was worth it. The baker has celiac disease also.

The food was pretty good. The rice was ok. I had the vegetarian dish and my husband had the chicken with rice. My daughter had the hamburger, its bunless so bring your own buns if you want it.

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Just wanted to share my POSITIVE experience at BAVARIAN INN with anyone headed to Frankenmuth. We went to the Snow Festival in January this year and dispite 15 degree temps, a 2 year old, and my Celiac it was a pleasant experience all around. There is a shop in the main part of town that advertizes gluten free on the outside of the building. We didn't go in because we were headed to eat when we saw it. The invitation for dinner was spur of the moment, so we didn't get to call ahead. I packed a lunch box just in case like I always do. It was a busy weekend, and we had to wait 45 minutes for dinner, but it was inside, and we were warm and there were shops and bathrooms downstairs we could take turns visiting. When it was time to eat, I asked for a Celiac menu, the host didnt' have a clue, but when I said Gluten free, he jumped right on board. I've been glutened a couple of times other places that advertized gluten free meals, so I'm pretty hesitant. Our waitress was as observant of my "allergy" needs as I could expect. I mentioned the chef, and she brought him right out. Since I've been glutened at restaraunts before, I explained and apologized to the chef and then asked what precautions they took to ensure no cross contamination. I don't remember everything he said, but it was more informed than the statements from chefs at the restaraunts who have made me sick. One thing I remembered that helped me trust him was that he mentioned no butter all on his own. (Suggesting he knew that Celiacs are usually lactose intolerant).

Anyway.... I ordered the fish, told him I didn't care how boring it tasted as long as it was safe. What I got was Exactly what I ordered. Plain whitefish (which I love) and steamed veggies and a baked tato. Everything was perfect and I didn't get even the slightest bit sick. I have a neurologic response within 45 minutes, and I was perfect. My sister-in-law was another story. She isn't celiac, but after the regular meal, she had a yummy yummy cream pie and ended up with lactose issues. It was nice to feel better than everyone else for a change.

I would have liked to have tried the special celiac baked treats, but we didn't plan ahead in time to have them made. We will next time though.

As an aside. LUCKY's steakhouse in Fenton 40 minutes south of Frankenmuth has been a safe place for me to eat as well. I let the chef, manager, and waiter know, and they take all the right precautions. YUMMY steak and they season it in something that must be safe because I go home clear headed.

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I just wanted to add a positive comment about Zehnder's, which is also in Frankenmuth. (Zehnder's and The Bavarian Inn are both owned by the Zehnder family.)

My mother is celiac, and goes to Zehnder's all the time! They are ALWAYS accommodating, always have excellent food and excellent service. The chefs John and Bobby have done training on gluten intolerance/celiac disease with their staff. Even the regular staff are trained and knowledgeable about gluten intolerance.

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Celiac's Day

Celiac's Day

Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Saturday, August 15, 2009

INCLUDES:

Lunch

Recipe Swap

Speakers

Beer & Wine Tasting

Dinner

Schedule of Events

11:15 a.m. "Make your own Pizza"

11:30 a.m. Recipe Swap--bring copies of your favorite gluten-free recipe to share with others!

12:00 p.m. Lunch (enjoy a tossed salad, breadstick and your hand-made pizza with our famous Black Forest Sheetcake for dessert)

1:00 p.m. "gluten-free Baking Tips": An informal Q & A session with Linda Sanback, our bakery manager, who has Celiac's Disease

2:00 p.m. Enita Nepper, "Are you malnourished?"

3:30 p.m. Dr. Trudy Gregory, "Living Gluten Free without Breaking the Bank"

5:00 p.m. Beer & Wine Tasting

5:30 p.m. Fried Chicken Plate Dinner (biscuits and jam, vegetable soup, tossed salad with cranberry relish and cabbage salad, Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and vegetable du jour, and ice cream for dessert)

$65 per person includes meals, activities, tax, tip and cover charge.

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Celiac's Day

Celiac's Day

Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Saturday, August 15, 2009

INCLUDES:

Lunch

Recipe Swap

Speakers

Beer & Wine Tasting

Dinner

Schedule of Events

11:15 a.m. "Make your own Pizza"

11:30 a.m. Recipe Swap--bring copies of your favorite gluten-free recipe to share with others!

12:00 p.m. Lunch (enjoy a tossed salad, breadstick and your hand-made pizza with our famous Black Forest Sheetcake for dessert)

1:00 p.m. "gluten-free Baking Tips": An informal Q & A session with Linda Sanback, our bakery manager, who has Celiac's Disease

2:00 p.m. Enita Nepper, "Are you malnourished?"

3:30 p.m. Dr. Trudy Gregory, "Living Gluten Free without Breaking the Bank"

5:00 p.m. Beer & Wine Tasting

5:30 p.m. Fried Chicken Plate Dinner (biscuits and jam, vegetable soup, tossed salad with cranberry relish and cabbage salad, Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and vegetable du jour, and ice cream for dessert)

$65 per person includes meals, activities, tax, tip and cover charge.

Apparently the celiac weekend they had in March was a success.

It's only about 20 mimutes away from me. I've been there too many times to count. It's kind of fun the first couple of times you go. It's very expensive! I didn't realize they had gluten free chicken. Do you suppose they take care not to cross contaminate?

I did buy my Christmas tree from Bronners. I love Bronners.

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