This weekend marks an exciting event at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast- our third annual gluten-free weekend! Each year during the first full weekend of November, we treat all of our guests (gluten-free or not) to a delightful assortment of gluten free
foods. Well over a decade ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac disease, so my family and I have become extremely well versed in preparing foods that keep me safe and healthy. That means that anyone with gluten intolerance or sensitivity can enjoy a getaway to Kennebunkport Maine without worrying about their diet!
But part of the fun of our gluten free weekend is surprising gluten-lovers with the tastiness of GF foods. Yes, this weekend visitors will enjoy cookies, cakes, and cobblers – and they won’t have any idea that their plates contain no gluten (yep, barley, malt, rye or even flour). It means that we get to show everyone that a “gluten free” label doesn’t mean that you’ll sacrifice flavor or texture. The “yum” factor will still be there! Plus it offers the unique opportunity for visitors to test-drive a gluten free diet. People recently diagnosed can show their families that following a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean signing up to live on cardboard. During our last two years, we’ve seen long-term Celiac patients, those newly diagnosed, families testing out a GF lifestyle to help augment treatment for children on the autism spectrum, and even people just interested in what eating gluten free tastes like. But no matter what, it is always a great event at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, and no one has to sacrifice the yummy breakfasts we are known for! And for those of you who are gluten free, we’ll help steer you to the perfect restaurants that will also keep you healthy – and satisfied!
Don’t forget, though, if you can’t make it this weekend, we are always happy to provide breakfasts that will keep guests happy and healthy, but please give us notice! We respectfully request that you give us 7 days notice so that we can adequately prepare for your visit. Please remember, that while we make every attempt to keep gluten and other allergens out of our foods, the kitchen in our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast is not 100% allergen free, so we cannot guarantee that contamination might not occur.