Starting today through Friday, November 9th, each Chicagoland Wildfire location will be offering a four-course gluten free dinner with optional wine pairings. For each reservation, Wildfire will donate a portion of the proceeds to The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.
Wildfire is no stranger to accommodating dietary restrictions and first became aware of celiac disease and preparing gluten free meals back in 2004. A friend of the Howard Katz, President of Wildfire, had a daughter with celiac disease and was looking for a way they could go out to dinner as a family.
Three years ago, Wildfire decided to offer a gluten free dinner at their Glenview location and received an overwhelmingly positive response with over 80 people in attendance. You can visit Wildfire Executive Chef Partner Joe Decker's blog for more details on the custom menu created for this week. Dishes include smoked chicken & manchego cheese pizza topped with honey crisp apple and caramelized onions, slow braised short ribs with a cabernet sauce, local butternut squash puree and french green beans, and pear cranberry cobbler with cinnamon ice cream among other delicious dishes.
Seating is limited for this week's special dinner, so contact Laura Nessel at (312) 787-9000 for reservations. If you are not able to dine there this week, don't fret. Wildfire offers a dedicated gluten free menu year-round and now makes all of their own gluten-free buns, pizza crust and chocolate chip cookies in-house.