Last week, Bombay Clay Oven in Cherry Creek sponsored the Denver Blogger’s Club Meetup. We had a phenomenal turnout and learned about affiliate marketing thanks to my friend and blogger extraordinaire, Katie Clark of Clarks Condensed.
I wanted to take the time to tell you a bit about my gluten free experience at Bombay Clay Oven, an Indian restaurant in Cherry Creek where you can sample authentic, vibrant and flavorful Indian food. (Please note that Bombay Clay Oven provided a complimentary meal to me and others in the Denver Bloggers Club.) I met the owner when I walked in. His name is Marshall Miranda. He founded Bombay Clay Oven 23 years ago (wow!) and has been in his Cherry Creek location for 19 years. His vision was to bring a little taste of his childhood (he grew up in India) to his new home in Denver.
While the exterior of the building is badly in need of a facelift (the Bombay sign was missing pieces), the interior is beautiful. Our group sat at a large banquet-style table, and there are also cozy, private booths. The private booths can be curtained off for ultimate privacy, and you take off your shoes and sit cross-legged on pillows. (Note: I noticed signage at the entrance that said Bombay Clay Oven was about to undergo a renovation.)
When I got there, I of course asked about the gluten-free food options. Mr. Miranda offered to make me anything I wanted, but also wanted me to take a look at the buffet. If you have Celiac or follow a strict gluten free diet, you probably feel weary about buffets like me due to the potential of cross contamination with gluten products. For some reason, call it a gut feeling, I was quite comfortable with the buffet and it looked soooo good! All the items were clearly marked for allergens and gluten, and the naan bread (not gluten-free) was at the very end of the buffet so I didn’t have to worry about people touching it or dropping it in the food. Mr. Miranda really knew what he was doing when he assembled the food lineup!
I decided to try the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet (which is available everyday from 11 am until 3pm for $9.99). It just looked too good to pass up and Mr. Miranda really put me at ease by sharing the level of care he puts into preparing his dishes free from gluten and other common allergens. Thumbs up!
I tried almost everything on the buffet I could, and although I can’t tell you exactly what I ate, I can tell you every bite was full of flavor and delicious. I didn’t realize I even liked Indian food, but Bombay Clay Oven made me think otherwise. I felt great too and was not glutened during this experience.
I am planning to visit the restaurant again in the next month or so – this time bringing my Indian food-loving family. I am craving that lunch buffet too!
As for the Denver Blogger’s Club, if you’re a blogger living along the front-range, I encourage you to join our group. We have events every 1-2 months! Also check out my friend’s post about Bombay Clay Oven at Mile High on the Cheap.