Monday, July 9

Week Review: Minnesota

Lobster & Egg Crostini from Bar La Grassa

Early Morning View of the Lake

I just came back from our annual trip to Minnesota for the Fourth, which is quickly becoming my favorite trip of the year. Most of the time was spent on Lake Sylvan but we still managed to get in a couple great meals in the twin cities. The lobster and egg crostini from Bar La Grassa was one of the most complex, delicious bites of food I've had in awhile, and no trip would be complete without a juicy lucy burger (the cheese is stuffed in the center of the burger and also melted on top). Before heading up to the lake we stopped off at the Minneapolis farmer's market for some fresh ingredients to make large batches of green bean salad, roasted corn, and steaks with mushroom red wine sauce. The food was great, but it was the time spent relaxing and enjoying friends and family that made the trip so memorable.

Uff Da Juicy Lucy Burger from Blue Door Pub

Lake Sylvan

Crab Ravioli and Pappardelle with Veal Ragu from Bar La Grassa