AN Ashbourne cafe is inviting anyone who is gluten intolerant to a ‘taster’ evening to help staff decide on a new menu of gluten-free cakes and meals to offer customers in the future.
The Flower Cafe, in Market Place, already has a gluten-free selection but is planning to expand the range, and eventually include ready-made frozen meals and deserts to take away.
Adele Owen, owner, said: “We know that more and more of our customers want gluten-free products, and we thought the best way to decide on what we should offer is by inviting them to come along and taste our food.
“That way we can get really valuable feedback on what works and what doesn’t.
“Eventually we want to offer a full range of readymade frozen products, that customers can take home and enjoy.
“We have all sorts of ideas for the menu, and on the night we will have mini quiches, pizza, lasagne pies and pasta bakes.
“There will also be plenty on offer for anyone with a sweet tooth too, including scones, brownies, Victoria sponge, lemon tart and Bakewell cake.”
The drop-in tasting session will be held on Monday, February 24, at the cafe, from 6pm until 8pm and anyone is welcome to drop in and see what is on offer.