Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Ritz Carleton goes Gluten Free

We love the Ritz Carleton in Naples, Florida. When I was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease two years ago Tina and I spent a week at the Naples, Ritz. We spend a great deal of time in Naples, usually renting a condo or staying with Tina's mother. We had never gone during the hot summer months and we wanted to pamper ourselves after learning about my Celiac Disease. We could not pass up the summer rates at the Ritz. We spent four days sitting by the pool ordering bowls of fresh fruit and met Mario, the food and beverage director of the hotel. Mario took good care of me, making sure I ate safely. We have returned to the Ritz many time since then and Mario continues to deliver over the top GF treats for me. We decided on that first summer trip that it would be fun to take a summer beach trip with our nieces, this summer was our second annual trip with them to the Naples Ritz. The girls loved parasailing, kayaking, and hanging out at the pool and the beach. And once again, Mario made sure I had what ever I needed. One evening the chef made me a special GF pizza that we took to our favorite pizza spot so I could enjoy my own pizza. The morning we left, everyone had a gluten free pancake breakfast. Mario left homemade GF cookies in my room, fresh fruit, blueberry muffins, and other treats. It made for a wonderful, safe, carefree trip.

1 comment:

Janel said...

what a great hotel! i'm glad you were able to eat yummy GF treats.