I recently visited Disney Aulani Resort on a press trip, representing Celiac and the Beast and SheKnows Experts Among Us. Disney welcomed press with open arms and allowed us an inside look at their beautiful Hawaiian resort and all of the amenities within.
Disney Aulani Resort is located on the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii. The portion of Oahu housing the resort is beautiful Ko Olina, but what’s really magical about this part of the island is all the dining options you have for those with food restrictions.
It's easy to eat gluten-free and allergen-free at Disney Aulani Resort. The chefs and servers are all trained to know about food allergies and follow the proper protocols to make sure that you have a safe (and magical) dining experience. While I knew that the Disney parks in Anaheim and Orlando were both great with food allergies and those of us with celiac disease, I’m always hesitant to experience a place myself. Upon arriving at any restaurant in Aulani, it was like heaven. I told them I had a food issue and they mark allergy on your ticket, alert the staff, and alert the chef. They can modify dishes to suit your every need (I modified most to also be dairy-free as well). It was so nice to be able to visit multiple places on the resort and not have to worry about getting sick afterwards. You can visit all of their dining options at the resort here.
During my time at Disney Aulani Resort, I had a chance to meet with one of the chefs at the resort. He showed me how to create one of his favorite dishes, local snapper lau lau, cooked in ti leaves. It was so easy to make and it was so delicious, highlighted by local Maui onions and fresh herbs. Of course, it was free of gluten (and dairy).
Check out my video with an Aulani chef creating this very recipe on my Celiac and the Beast YouTube channel here or watch the video below.
Here’s the recipe, courtesy of Disney Aulani Resort.
Courtesy of Disney Aulani Resort
Yield: 1 portion
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