Saturday, January 15, 2011

a bit of local love....Telluride Ski Resort- Crazy Elk Pizza Gluten Free Pizza

Today Dave and I had a much needed day with friends out on the mountain and cruised some favorite terrain before grabbing a late lunch with the crew. Last season I would have been stuck eating salad or my pocket snacks but this year Telluride Ski Resort has changed the game and has gluten free offerings a few restaurants in Mountain Village. A few weeks ago I had a Philly Cheese Steak on Gluten Free Bread at the Hop Garden and today I had pizza at Crazy Elk Pizza, no more pocket snacks or salads for me after a long ski day!
I also learned through fellow blogger, Pete, that this was National Pizza week. Which makes sense as we all seem to be into pizza lately. Check out Pete's Spicy Buffalo Chicken Pizza and Marlow's review of Briixx gluten free pizza and marvel that Allie was able to get GF pizza delivered right to her door (so jealous), who says gluten eaters get to have all the fun and good food!
I asked the busy young man at the counter what they did to not mix the pizza up with gluten and his answer was so informed I was immediately put at ease. Adam told me that it's a frozen crust that is removed from it's packaging and placed on a special single use tray then which is put on clean pizza pan. They do not cut the pizza so that there isn't a chance for the cutter to use a glutenous pizza cutter germs on it.

I know some folks at the resort had been told they are using Udi's crust (love, love, love udi's) and topped my pie with peperoni and pineapple. (I also had a theory that if I went with a funny combo then there would be no chance for confusion at the table) The pizza crust was a bit underdone but it was so nice to grab a slice after skiing I overlooked it for the most part. The group had ordered a large "normal" pie as well and after they devoured that some folks even ventured over to my GF pie.
Cheers to Telluride Ski Resort for the gluten-free offerings and well informed staff and to Udi's for making a good product for a wonderful ski day lunch.

6 comments:

p&k said...

Hey! We are always ordering pineapple pepperoni pizza--not sure why we did the first time, but it's been a fave ever since . . . better than the Hawaiian version with ham, imo. :)

camper said...

We call it the Con-con special after our friend who introduced us... bet you got the combo from us! It's a quirky combo but good...

peterbronski said...

The pizza looks delish! Good stuff! Glad to see more and more GF dining options in one of my favorite Colorado mountain towns!

Cheers, Pete

camper said...

@Pete- I haven't even tried the gf sandwiches up at Gorrono Ranch yet but lots of new options from the resort thanks in large part to your reviews from this summer and Carrie the manager at Allred's who tested a lot of GF products for the F&B outlets at the resort. It's so great to see the attitude towards gluten free dining shift here in town. Hope you're enjoying the epic east coast winter.

Carrie said...

THANK YOU so much for the GF blog with restaurant highlights from Telluride. We're headed your way in early March for our first visit and I'm glutarded (and don't ski...yet. My 3 travel companions aren't and do ski). Should be an interesting trip! Your blog will save me from a week of bland, undressed salads.
Carrie

camper said...

Hi Carrie,
Please feel free too email me at kate.rideout AT gmail.com if you'd like more info on Telluride for your upcoming trip. I'm very lucky to live in a very informed and wonderful place. ~camper