I'm looking for a not-too-sweet and not-too-thick sauce to drape my olive oil cake with. I will be serving the cake with some fresh raspberries, as well. I'd just like to drizzle a little bit over the cake to give it that extra pizzazz.
I just had the "pomegranates, squash, radicchio and pepita brittle salad" at Park Kitchen (lunch menu) and it was stunningly,unforgettably good.
I am determined to recreate it in my kitchen. What inspired these flavors? Is it a riff on a traditional salad? Something the chef made up?
I've found recipes for pepita brittle, so that part shouldn't be too hard to make.
But, what type of squash was that?
And, how do you make that incredible goat cheese/squash "dressing"? Is it simply a matter of pureeing goat cheese and squash in a blender?
Gawd. So good.
Last night, we went to the Doug Fir for a cheeseburger fix. Normally, their "Fir Burger" (with ground beef, cheddar, and carmelized onions--ordered medium rare) is on my Top 5 list of gourmet burgers in Portland--right up there with Lovely Hula Hands, Cafe Castagna, Savoy Bistro, and Buckman Bistro (back in the day before it closed, much to my anguish!).
But, last night, something was not right. I think they switched the bun to something more whole-wheaty--not something I'm opposed to per se, but it didn't taste as good and was kind of mealy. The beef patty was enormous but seemed to lack the flavor and texture that it once had. I could barely taste the cheese and carmelized onions. Instead, I got a mouthful of tasteless shredded iceburg lettuce.
What happened?!?!?! Was this just an off night, or have they changed around the burger? If it's the latter, I think it's definitely for the worse. Anyone else have the same experience?
Thanks to all for the recommendations. Cosmos was our destination in the end--the news about the exec chef spiriting himself away to NYC in the next few weeks sealed the decision.
I must say that Cosmos fit the bill, nearly 100%. The food was stunning, and the atmosphere striking. (I think I might need to stay at the Graves Hotel during my next visit to MSP--not to mention visiting some of the other restaurants on this thread, e.g. LBV.)
I'm visiting Minneapolis this week, and I'm looking for a fabulous place to have dinner. Money is no object. I'll be there just one night.
I've done some searches on the boards and have assembled a list of places that sound interesting and don't appear to have since closed. Anyone care to weigh in? If you have a recommendation that isn't on the list, please let me know!
I'm looking for something that will stun and amaze. Food as art, if it exists in MSP.