FireLake just started a new menu with red trout on it, a first for me. I had lunch there
today and really enjoyed their succotash, a new veg. side on the menu- nothing like the
corn and limas in goopy sauce of my childhood- just a nice hash of fresh corn, bacon,
peppers, onions and who knows what else, served in a little cast iron pan. Also really
liked a new dessert- and ice-cream cake connoisseurs, take note- this is a blueberry/pistachio ice cream cake, totally from scratch , no fake colors. Beautiful
layers of lavender(blueberry ice cream) and light green (pistachio ice cream) with yellow
cake, and a raspberry layer as well, and of course a layer of whipped cream because
it wanted to be there. Served on raspberry coulis. This is not your chocolate cake/vanilla
ice cream cake of childhood, although I loved that back in the day. I didn't have the trout,
but will report back when I do.
There's a guy selling local hothouse tomatoes and cucumbers at the St. Paul Farmer's Market. I was skeptical, but when I tried them they were pretty good. Much better than the fresh tomatoes at grocery stores...about 3 years ago, I gave up completely on grocery store tomatoes and switched canned, dried, or St. Paul Farmer's Market.
I'm OK with hothouse tomatoes - a hothouse is just a bigger version of a backyard greenhouse. And now I'm craving those tomatoes...
Is someone really selling tiny corn-on-the-cob? I love tiny corn, but didn't think anyone would actually sell fresh ones! (I grew my own corn one year, but ate them all before they got over 2 or 3 inches long.)
Foureyes137, was this at the Mpls or the St. Paul farmer's market?
I don't have anything to add in the way of food, b/c it has always been excellent, but I wanted to add a comment about Firelake as a great place for a rehearsal dinner.
I had mine there, and they were so accomodating and the location could not have been better with all of my guests staying downtown.
You can narrow down the menu, but of course my guests all chose the most $$ items. Ah well, you only get married once, right! :)