For Mother’s Day we took our mom and grandmother out for brunch to Smith in the Church Wellesley Village.
Smith is a staple brunch spot in the area. It’s a lovely restaurant with beautiful décor details, such as antique umbrella holders, cute wallpaper, and a pretty mismatch of plates and coffee cups. The staff was very friendly and made such a thoughtful gesture by presenting each mother with potted daffodils.
The menu is full of scones, crepes, waffles, and brioche. Not the most gluten-free friendly, but everything my family ordered looked wonderful and everyone was pleased with their food.
The one gluten free item was the Huevos Racheros – corn tortillas, poached eggs, black beans, guacamole, and salsa.
Our waitress was very kind and understood my dietary needs because her sister has Celiac disease. However, there was a mishap because my meal came with a side of homefries. I hadn’t expected homefries since they weren’t listed on the menu for the Huevos Racheros. When I had called ahead of time, I was told the homefries were deep fried so they were cross contaminated and wouldn’t be safe. Of course, I asked them to remake my meal without the homefries.
It was quite surprising and slightly alarming that they were on the plate considering they weren’t on the menu. I started questioning whether I should have somehow anticipated this, but I had made it very clear that I couldn’t eat gluten. At least I knew better than to assume they were safe, it’s important to speak up and make sure that the food is prepared safely.
Glad I was on my game because that was a close call!