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Dec 3, 2008 08:36 PM

[MSP] Heidi's Winter Menu recs

I'm taking my parents to Heidi's on Christmas Evening. It's one of the few places that's actually open for the holidays. I work until 7:30 pm that day and my parents are coming in from Phoenix to see me for precious little time. I'm told they'll be featuring their regular winter menu. To those who have been there recently, do you have any suggestions?

p.s. I'm a longtime chowhound reader, first time poster.
p.p.s. I'm moving to Boston in less than a month. Any recs for out there (from you friendly locals)?

thanks for any tips.

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  1. I still think dreamily about the braised lamb shank I had there last month. One of the best pieces of meat I've been served anywhere, ever, falling off the bone into a gorgeously seasoned broth lightly scented with anise (of which I'm not generally a big fan). Somebody at your table has to order it.

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    1. re: mcgeary

      thank you! the lamb will be perfect for my dad. he's a proud irish boy.

    2. Boston has a ton of chow worthy spots. And many "formerly" chow worthy spots as well.

      Where in Boston? The Boston board is pretty active & helpful

      Congrats & enjoy.

      1. Pardon the interruption, folks, but please limit your comments in this thread to chowtips for the Midwest. Please post your queries and recommendations for the Boston Area on the Boston Board.

        Thank you for your understanding.

        1. Was at Heidi's last Sat. Incredible, neighborhood gem.
          Here's what we had:
          Appetizer: Crepe Froi Gras, with spiced Beluga lentils, hibiscus syrup-absolutely fabulous.
          Entrees: I had the trout with artichokes, gremolata, and lemon vinegrette. Husband had the beef steak special. . .think it had mushrooms, vegetables, in a red wine sauce. Both entrees were delicious.
          Side dish: creamed spinach-very tasty.
          Dessert: The best part--sweet potatoe beignet. Out of this world! The best dessert I've had all year.
          We shared a bottle of Syrah, which was reasonably priced. Would highly recommend dining there. Make reservations. Place was very busy by the time we left around 8:30.

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          1. re: karakutie

            This makes me very excited. It will be a perfect way for us to spend a busy holiday (they're coming up here from Phoenix to help me pack up and move). I know my parents will be impressed. Also, my mom is a huge sucker for dessert--she can't go without it! I'll know what to insist on. Thanks so much--and we do have reservations.

          2. jfood wrote a review of the crepe and shank a few weeks ago. if it is offered w the wild rice, it would be much better than the puffed stuff jfood received.

            He is probably going there one nightthis week.