Safari Restaurant - Minneapolis
A friend recommended we stop in here for dinner - I'm so glad we did!
We ordered Madamas Dip (fava beans sauteed in olive oil w/ seasonings...) - it was far too much for the two of us. Served with flat bread for scooping up bites.
Mango juice was delicious - it was thick and sweet, better than anything I've been able to purchase in the grocery store (maybe I shop at the wrong store).
The Chicken Fantastik was just that, fantastic! Link to the recipe:
After starting with the beans, I couldn't finish my entree but it reheated well!
Meals are served with a banana - you're supposed to slice it up into the entree. It was great.
The atmosphere is relaxed, the crowd was lively but not loud. It is attractive, nice windows that slide open for a breeze. The people watching on the street is great. Our waiter was beyond polite and seemed quite happy to serve a new customer. Park across the street in the lot - the meters have a 2 hour limit and only take quarters & dollar coins.
Just saw this in Jeremy Iggers' blog (at www.rakemag.com ):
"Bali, the new Indonesian restaurant that is supposed to replace Safari at 1410 Nicollet, isn't open yet..."
Noooooooooo! Is the Safari Restaurant closed? Tell me it isn't so! Do they still have a booth at the Midtown Global Market?