Gluten Free Dining in
The Great Maple
Located in the UTC Mall
The Great Maple Restaurant in the UTC Mall in La Jolla is a
great place to go if you are looking for gluten free food. Chef Joe Guerra will
modify dishes to fit the dietary needs of guests. Consider The Great Maple when
you are looking for a place to meet friends, take out-of-town guests, go on a
date, have a business meeting, or celebrate with your group. The UTC Mall is a hub of activity as it
remodels and expands into a San Diego destination. Check out the restaurant and
explore the mall!
Happy hour is every day from 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM. A cannot
miss item on the happy hour menu is the 1/2 Cobb Wedge (the full size pictured above is
available on the main menu). The chef prepares each dish like a work of art.
Not only is it plated with care to make a delightful presentation (after all,
we eat with our eyes first) but the dish is filled with layers of flavor and
texture to satisfy your appetite.
Another cannot miss dish on the menu is the Charred
Cauliflower Hummus. To make it gluten free you omit the flatbread and add
additional veggies for dipping. The taste is unlike any hummus I have ever had.
The charred cauliflower’s earthy taste and the honey’s sweetness add to the
chickpeas to create a flavor masterpiece.
The Truffled Devil Eggs are a must-try, rather a must-share!
They art artistically served on a bed of frisee lettuce and topped with a
delicate parmesan lace. Although, the
portion is enough to share; the taste is so good you will not want to share!
The whimsical looking presentation made me want to eat this appetizer with my
fingers. I did with a big smile on my
face. The flavors and textures were delightful. The food is comfort food that mom used to make, elevated with
sophisticated flavors and artistic presentation.
A new dish to the menu is the Grilled Chicken Bowl. It can
me made gluten free by swapping the ancient grains for snap peas. This dish is
a delight; it is light and satisfying. The chicken was tender, the brussels
sprouts delicate, the snap peas crispy, and the cauliflower hummus spicy. I
could come back for this dish on a daily basis! Other proteins can be
substituted for the chicken so that you can keep coming back for more and not
have the exact same dish each time!
Another new dish added to the menu this fall is the
Breakfast Smash. This warm and hearty dish is definitely sharable! The savory
dish has soft fingerling potatoes, crunchy onions and red bell peppers, and
creamy cheese melting down the potatoes. The depth of flavors and textures is
satisfying. This hearty dish will prepare you for a workout at one of the
fitness facilities in the mall!
Two of Great Maple’s signature dishes are the French Toast
Logs and Fried Chicken and Doughnuts. Both dishes are not gluten free but give
you a sense of the elegant comfort food on the menu. The Great Maple has something for everyone. Make plans to go there today!