We visited the Florida Fresh booth yesterday, and I was able to speak with some management-looking cast members about the gluten free designations in the Passport guide. They clarified that:
1) the items in the passports marked gluten free do not contain gluten ingredients
2) all items are handled in a small food booth, therefore there cannot be any guarantee that cross-contamination will not occur
3) for this event, only food items are marked whether or not they are gluten free. Beverage items are not noted (even if they might BE gluten free), except for gluten free beers, which are specifically noted.
As always, Disney staff was very friendly, accommodating, and knowledgable. One cast member even had it noted in her phone which items were designated as gluten free for every booth, not just the Florida Fresh booth, where I happened to speak with her.
This gluten free designation is very exciting to me!
Watermelon arugula salad (gluten free, vegetarian) Delicious! I love this salad. Of course, I love just about anything with balsamic reduction.
Shrimp and stone ground grits (gluten free). I ate a shrimp, but not the grits. Sweet shrimp, spicy seasoning- quite good.
Florida Kumquat pie (obviously NOT gluten free, but vegetarian) Tim said this was tangy, sweet, light, with a sweet, crispy crust.
This is where we stopped on Day One. Ow it's time for Day Two. I was hoping for more sunshine today than yesterday, but it's raining today. That's OK, Disney is magical in any weather :) And even more magical, my friend Jen happens to also be in town- we met this morning for a character breakfast, & she may be joining us in EPCOT this afternoon.