Monday, June 30, 2008

Gluten-Free Dining Event at Mundo

Please note: you cannot make your reservations for this event through Mundo. You must sign up for the event through the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup Group!

Thanks to a post on, I learned that Mundo is doing a gluten-free prix fixe meal on Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m. Mundo is one of my favorite restaurants in town, so I'm very happy to learn they are trying this out. No, I'm not gluten-intolerant, I just think it's cool. Here's the info, from the Celiac meetup group:

Join us for a pre-fixe dinner at Mundo Cafe & Restaurant in Astoria, Queens. Mundo Cafe & Restaurant has a vegetarian friendly menu and they are now reaching out to support the gluten-free community. Please join us on July 9th for a quaint dinner at Mundo. Space is limited, so please reserve your seat today. Please only respond YES if you know you can make it to this event.

Pre-Fixe Menu
$35/person excludes tax & tip
Additional wine, champagne & beverages are available.
(if you are attending the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup, you must purchase the pre-fixe dinner)

Gazpacho - Spanish Chilled Vegetable Soup
Appetizer Platter
(dips served w/corn chips)
Carrot Dip
Eggplant Dip
Wheat-free Red Sonja
Zucchini stuffed w/ Caramelized Onions

Main Course (pick one)
Grilled Portabella Mushroom & Baby Arugula w/flaky parmesan & balsamic vinaigrette
- OR -
Shrimp Casserole in tomato, green pepper and garlic sauce topped with jack & cheddar
cheese w/ a side of white rice & greens
- OR -
Vegetarian Chili w/gluten-free textured soy protein and a side of white rice & greens
- OR -
Egyptian Artichokes & fava beans Artichoke bottoms filled with carrots, peas & shallots
w/side of favabeans

Mundo's heavenly flourless Chocolate Souffle topped w/ vanilla ice cream

$35/person excludes tax & tip
Additional wine, champagne & beverages are available.
31-18 E Broadway (at 32nd St)
Astoria, Queens

Directions to Mundo:
Subway: Take the N or W train to Broadway station (Astoria). Walk one block up to 32nd Street and make a right.


Erin S. said...

Hi Meg,

Thank you so much for posting this information. I know there are a number of gluten-free Astorians out there and this definitely helps to get the word out. Would you mind putting a note that you can only RSVP for this event through the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup group? Apparently Mundo is getting calls for reservations but we need to limit the RSVPs to only 15 people for this event. We can do this through our web calendar.

Thank you again for supporting our gluten-free community.


megc said...

Hi Erin, I put a note at the top of this post, this morning. I apologize if posting this cause any problems for Mundo.

I'm really glad to see that there is an event like this for the gluten-free community! I am not gluten intolerant myself, but do know what it's like to have to avoid certain foods, else they cause rather unpleasant results and throw off one's entire system.

If you have events like this in the future, please let us know! I'd be happy to post them here on the blog.

Erin S. said...

Hi again,

Unfortunately due to a low RSVP rate, we have postponed this event until September. Mundo will be closed for vacation in the month of August so we will reschedule in the fall. Thank you for your support.