112 and Heidi's back to back
It was very busy Thursday and Friday night for me this week. On Thursday, I met a couple of wine lovers at 112 Eatery for a little wine tasting. We started with the Lamb Str(sp?), Scallops, steak tartar aps along with the foie gras salad. Each was better than the next. We opened a 1995 Canon la Gaffelier which matched well with the lamb and steak items. We then ordered entrees. I went with the veal dish which was really nice. It was slow cooked and really moist. We pulled out a 1995 Mouton and decanted it. It opened up beautifully as the evening progressed. For dessert we had one of everything with a bottle of 1988 D'Yquem. One of the greatest bottles of wine I have ever had. The tres leches cake really stood out.
I then met up last night with some more wine lovers at Heidi's. We started with a 1999 Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne to start the evening. I had the beets preparation #13 I think. It was fabulous. It had caramelized brussel sprouts that were really wonderful. What you notice right away about this restaurant is the attention to flavors at a level we rarely see in Minnesota. All the little flavor profiles going on with the beet salad were incredible. I had the steak special, a fillet, in a really incredible sauce which went well with a trio of Bordeaux we had opened. The 2000 Roc de Cambes, 2000 Duhart Milon and the very memorable 1998 Trotnoy. The 1998 Right banker was just stunning. The Duhart was just a baby. For dessert I opted for the cheese plate which was incredible. Again the cheese offerings were at the top end of what you normally get here in Minneapolis. We opted for a 1997 Barsac to go with the desserts but I was still haunted by the 1988 D'Yquem from the night before. One cheese was a really wonderful French Roquefort. The other two were domestic cheeses of artisin quality. I highly recommend this restaurant!!!!!