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Gluten-Free Yellowtail w Diced Chilis

Sushi Roku Unveils Chef-Crafted Gluten-Free Menu

Built around staples such as raw fish, rice, seaweed and other non-wheat ingredients, sushi and other traditional Japanese fare seems like the perfect fit for a gluten-free diet. However, possessing a long history with gluten-free diners, Chef Shin Toyoda of Sushi Roku knew this protein could be found in all sorts of unsuspecting places. This includes the ubiquitous Soy and Ponzu sauces, both of which commonly contain wheat and other gluten-filled grain. Chef Toyoda tackled the challenge and created Suhi Roku’s own housemade Gluten-Free Soy and Ponzu sauces.

Next, the Sushi Roku team had to take on a sticky situation with sticky sushi rice: finding a gluten-free rice wine vinegar that still delivered the same tangy flavor and texture. After much experimentation, Toyoda created a gluten-free recipe, which means all Sushi Roku sushi is now available as gluten-free. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as Chef Toyoda had to make sure none of the traditional marinades or toppings, such as sesame seeds which are often coated with wheat products during the roasting process, contain any gluten.

Ultimately, after months of cooking, tasting and testing, Chef Toyoda and the Sushi Roku team are proud to reveal the fruits of their efforts with an extensive 22-item Gluten-Free Menu. Available during lunch and dinner, choose between 10 different appetizers, including Octopus Sashimi “Kyoto Style” with herb vinaigrette, or Filet Mignon-wrapped Asparagus with soy mirin sauce. Or sample the five different salad, soup and rice plates, such as Sashimi Salad with frisee & soy ginger, or King Crab Fried Rice. Finally, enjoy 3 hearty entrées or 4 specially-designed sushi rolls, such as the “Jidori” Free Range Chicken with yuzu ginger relish, Prime Ribeye Steak “Japonais” or the Baked Lobster Roll with creamy miso sauce.

Noche de Gourmet

Noche de Gourmet: Dining, Entertainment And Charity

Ready for a night of looking your best, enjoying some of the Valley’s best foods and helping out those in need? If so, Noche de Gourmet’s the place to be.

Noche de Gourmet

The Active 20-30 Club of Phoenix is holding its 28th annual Noche de Gourmet event on Friday, November 4th, at 7:00 p.m. at the famous Wrigley Mansion. The event is semi-formal, with all the proceeds helping the Children in Need Foundation. Noche de Gourmet is expected to draw more than 1,000 people, based on attendees from previous years.

Todd Sommers, one of the event chairmen, says that the event is “different from other black tie events you’d see.” More than 20 restaurants from all over the Valley will be contributing to the event, offering some of the best dishes and drinks to the guests. In addition to that, there are a few other attractions to entertain everyone who attends.

The restaurants contributing to the event will be offering a wide variety of foods, including but certainly not limited to steak, sushi, seafood, Italian, Asian, southwestern and many others. The restaurants themselves are just as diverse and include noteworthy Valley eateries, such as Phoenix City Grille, Sushi Roku, The Melting Pot and the renowned Il Terrazzo.

Noche de Gourmet

One of Noche de Gourmet’s side events is a silent auction, and this year’s offerings are nothing to sneeze at; among other things, there’s almost always at least one destination trip being sold in these auctions, and this year, guests have a chance to win a plane trip to Las Vegas. Sommers says that the prizes in these silent auctions “try and support local businesses as much as possible.” So by participating, you would help out both children in need and the Valley itself.

There will also be an art exhibit held during Noche de Gourmet, and according to Sommers, the venue itself is part of that exhibit. He says that guests of previous years have “found Wrigley Mansion itself a piece of art,” and this year’s attendees will no doubt enjoy being able to sample fine foods and drinks within such a notable Valley location.

“We’re very proud to be able to carry on this tradition,” Sommers says.

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If You Go: Noche de Gourmet

November 4, 2011
7:00 p.m., Wrigley Mansion
2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix
Please visit Noche de Gourmet’s website for more information.