Gluten Free French Gourmet Dinner + First Dance

Her first dance is in the books. And it was a lot of work! For this dinner since her date is gluten free, we made a gluten free french gourmet dinner and dessert that matched what the others were eating.

When my daughter came home earlier that week she talked about what the menu was going to be. They decided to serve dinner and since Preference was a french theme, they went with a french themed dinner.

  • French Onion Soup
  • Gougeres
  • Salad
  • Croissants
  • Eclairs
  • Martenelli’s sparkling apple cider

My daughters date was gluten free and she thought that she would just stop at the store and grab him some food. Being gluten and mostly dairy free it is really tough when you go somewhere and find non gluten free well intended people just buy you whatever is labeled “gluten free.” We all know there are certain brands, etc that are better than others and I wanted to make sure for a nice dance that he was able to eat what every one else was eating. It always stinks to watch people eat really good food that you can’t find. Anywhere.

So if you are planning a gluten free french gourmet meal, here is an easy guide to buying or making your own:


Gluten Free French Onion Soup by Iowa Girl Eats

Gluten Free French Onion Soup Mix (Amazon, $2.99 for 2oz mix


Gluten Free Gougeres Cheese Puffs Recipe from Gluten Free On a ShoeString

Brazillian Gluten Free Cheese Bread by (Available at most health food stores, sorry if you find actual gluten free cheese puffs or gougeres let me know! I couldn’t find ANY!)


Gluten Free Croissant Recipe by Gluten Free on a ShoeString

Gluten Free Gourmet Croissants by Mariposa Baking Co. ($18.75/4pk)

Gluten Free Croissants by Schar


Gluten Free Dairy Free Eclairs by BurntApple (we used this filling from my Easter Eclairs since he wasn’t dairy free).

(I suggest trying to find gluten free cream puffs or gluten free eclairs close by at gluten free bakeries or health food stores. I do not recommend shippable options as they didn’t have great reviews).

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