|The view from Mount Washington Summit|
New Hampshire... I can't think of anything to describe it but beautiful. I am simply in love and would love to have a summer or vacation home there, I wouldn't live there full time until I knew how the winter weather was though (I'm not a big fan of extreme cold or extreme heat). We were stopping every few miles in the morning to look at lakes, waterfalls and trails. I made a failed attempt at getting Mike to drive up Mount Washington (He's afraid of heights) but all we got was a summit view, which was still spectacular.
|Water call at Flume Gorge|
After the Gorge we lazily made our way around New Hampshire just driving and relaxing. Around dinner time we searched on Gluten Free Registry and only found a few places about 50 miles away. Already exhausted with so much walking and driving we settled on the place with the best reviews and hoped for the best. We headed towards:
Laconia, New Hampshire
This is, hands down, the BEST gluten free find EVER. I cried, literally, with joy because everything pretty much amounted to my gluten free version of heaven. I Am Not Kidding. Laconia itself is a medium sized town set within a few lakes in lower New Hampshire. The buildings are a mix of old, Victorian and modern and the atmosphere seemed full of relaxation and a simple connection to life and the environment that you can rarely feel in a town. Tavern 27, soon to be The Mystic Meadows, fits right in and includes a restaurant, golf course and a little antique and boutique called Magical Mystery Store.
|Complimentary Bocadillo and Bards|
When Mike and I arrived we were the only two patrons in the restaurant so we received first class service, although I am sure we would have received it regardless. Everyone was incredibly nice, friendly, helpful and open to discussing anything and everything we had a question about. The owners explained that they went with gluten free options because one of their mother's was gluten free. Making GF food is a challenge that they love.
|Cloud 9 Shrimp|
In conclusion Tavern 27 gets 5 HUGE SHAMROCKS. Go if you can, it’ll be well worth every minute! Be sure to check out the Magical Mystery Store as well if you are into Yoga, antiques or eastern styled items! I would drive the 6 or so hours to eat there again any day. Who knows, maybe I’ll have my summer home in Laconia!
Gluten Free Options: 1
Hospitality: 1Food Quality: 1
TOTAL: 5 Shamrocks
Stay tuned for the last excerpt in my New England Travels, Hopefully to be posted next week!