My husband and I had our anniversary a few months ago, but our schedules and health issues didn’t allow us to go anywhere until this week. We chose to go to dinner at The Roof Restaurant on Temple Square. If you scroll down the site a little, there’s a link to make an online reservation. Once you indicate the date and time, it gives you a box to put any accommodations you’re requesting.
One of the reasons we chose The Roof, anyway, is that I used to work at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building as a banquet server. The kitchens are connected, and there’s a lot of communication between the banquet side of things and the restaurants on the 10th floor. We had been able to accommodate gluten-free and allergy-free requests on multiple occasions.
So in the box went my gluten-free and food-allergy issues. I showed up half an hour before the reservation just to make sure they’d gotten everything and were ready for me, and they were!! As soon as I introduced myself, they knew who I was. The server knew it was me (well, she wasn’t sure whether it was me or my husband, but she knew it was one of us). I was greeted by the general manager. The head chef was ready to make me something that I could eat. I ended up having a bit of everything! Honey ham from the meat station (only honey…and ham), with a DIVINELY spicy honey mustard sauce. Yum. The chef made me a plate filled with rolls of tilapia, a few slices of herbed pork, slices of potato, and a whole bunch of grilled veggies. It was delicious.
I ended up having a great conversation with the general manager. I told him about what I do, and he said they have a lot of gluten-free folks come through. I actually got to talk with another one of the gluten-free guests that night. It was unexepcted and lots of fun!!
Beautiful atmosphere, great food, really good care, wonderful people. It is pricey, but it’s worth it for a special occasion.