Q: We have just come back from Kathy's Gazebo Restaurant in Boca Raton. All four of us had the Dover sole. It's the best. Could you get me the recipe? — Janet Blake, Highland Beach/Michigan
A: For the last 14 years, owners Gerard Hascoat and Claudio Pedron have charmed the pants off of Boca with their gracious hospitality and delicious fare. Kathy's Gazebo Café (4199 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561-395-6033) epitomizes the classic French Continental restaurant of years past. Traditional menu offerings such as steak au poivre, duck flambe, crepe suzette or cherries jubilee are served, often tableside, by a professional and polished staff in an elegant dining room with European decor. The Dover sole, a signature item, is flown in fresh from Holland twice a week and accounts for one-third of their dinner business. Executive Chef Miguel Martinez celebrated his 30th anniversary with "The Gazebo" this year. He started out as a dishwasher, working his way through the ranks alongside eight European-trained chefs, until he took over the kitchen 12 years ago. Congratulations, Chef Martinez, and thanks for sharing!
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A: Mildred, timing is everything. I just prepared a new gluten-free recipe last week that was fantastic. I don't follow a gluten-free diet, it just looked good and I had the ingredients on hand. The recipe is compliments of Roland Foods (rolandfoods.com), a company that is synonymous in the food industry and among chefs as a leader in specialty, imported, quality foods for more than 75 years. I found the meatless recipe hearty enough to satisfy as an entree, especially since the polenta racks up a healthy 8 grams of protein per serving.