Monday, July 11

Weekend Review: Minnesota

112 Eatery's "Short Rib Chili" - Braised Beef Short rib, Tomatillo Sauce, Creme Fraiche, Parmesan Cornbread

I just got back from visiting my boyfriend's family in Minnesota, on a (much-needed) nine day vacation. The state isn't known for its exceptional food scene, especially outside of the twin cities, but we enjoyed several good meals out. We spent most of our time on Lake Sylvan, where our favorite local place is The Classic, a small restaurant located inside a golf clubhouse that features delicious dishes from a knock-out chef. We had a much tougher time deciding where to eat in Minneapolis, as wide array of award-winning restaurants have sprung up there in recent years, but we ended up settling on 112 Eatery, whose chef Isaac Becker won this year's James Beard award for "Best Chef Midwest".

The Classic's "Seafood Platter for Two" - Crab Stuffed Shrimp, Broiled Walleye, Panko Crusted Grouper, Sea Scallops
112's Sweet & Sour Crab Salad
112's Fresh Ricotta & Truffle Honey
112's Tagliatelle with Foie Gras Meatballs
112's Tres Leches Cake