We started off with the broken rice risotto, which consisted of roasted mushrooms, spring herbs, and goat cheese. It was perfectly light and creamy. We then ordered grass-fed beef carpaccio, served with raw asparagus, pecorino, sorghum popcorn, and green olive oil. As a big carpaccio lover, I can honestly say I was a huge fan of this carpaccio. Hats off to you, Montana’s! Since salads are such a hit for us who are gluten-free, we knew we had to order the dinosaur kale salad with roasted carrots and burnt citrus vinaigrette. It was just the salad I was craving. We also ordered a watermelon salad that was served with jalapeños and fresh herbs, and it had just the right amount of kick and heat. For our last appetizer, we ordered the roasted pork belly that featured a ginger fennel marmalade and it was superb. We decided to split our entrée– the barnyard trout– because we were so full by this point! The trout was filled with Edward’s country ham and was the first time I tried fish stuffed with meat. Although it was different, I loved it and would have it again; it was the perfect accompaniment to the Brussel sprout slaw we ordered as a side. To complete our experience, my friend and I split the incredibly flavorful butterscotch pudding that was a perfect end to the meal.
Overall, I look forward to returning to Montana’s. They also serve a late night menu from 11:30PM to 3AM, but unfortunately it does not offer any munchies for us gluten-free folk. The restaurant is very well-known for brunch and I look forward to going back and giving it a try!