The main thing I love about groups like #MKEFoodies and Yelp is that the events give me an excuse to try foods I wouldn’t normally eat. After the last #MKEFoodies event at Branded where I ate shredded duck and liked it, I wanted to give it another go and see how it went.
The #MKEFoodies event last night was at Ryan Braun’s Graffito. After a few drinks and a tour of the kitchen by Chef Dane Baldwin, the kitchen began bringing out small plates of different pizzas and pastas. But, if you have been following my blog, you will know that I started a gluten free way of eating 16 days ago. Which meant all of that fancy food that kept coming out of the kitchen was off limits to me. No worries though…..I noticed on their menu that they had gluten free pasta available. I asked for an entire gluten free menu, and to my surprise they had one. Items that were gluten free were highlighted yellow, and any item that would be removed from the entree was circled in red.
My eyes were immediately drawn to the Pappardelle. Which is a duck ragu, duck prosciutto, parmigiano and fresh herbs. Another chance to try duck prepared differently. The noodles, of course, were gluten free. The Pappardelle was Delicious! I allowed a few others to sample, but I cleaned the plate myself. I have never been one to choose a dark meat! But, I may be slowly converting. One or two more attempts at eating Duck, and I can probably safely say I am a fan!