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Minneapolis Restaurant with Good Asparagus Dishes?

hazel3000 May 26, 2009 12:04 PM

Wondering if anyone has any recommendations for specific dishes at Minneapolis restaurants made with asparagus? Particularly interested in dishes that seem to be prepared in a healthy manner...

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    chefschmitty RE: hazel3000 May 27, 2009 02:00 PM

    Spargelfest is in full swing at the Black Forest Inn. They feature a variety of selections featuring asparagus. http://www.blackforestinnmpls.com/

    Black Forest Inn
    Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis, MN

    1. princebaal RE: hazel3000 May 27, 2009 08:26 PM

      Oceanaire has the biggest best asparagus I have seen in a while. They serve it plain, but steamed perfectly.

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        kevin47 RE: princebaal May 28, 2009 02:44 PM

        Fogo de Chao has gigantic asparagus. It's funny to look at, but didn't taste all that great to me.

        Palomino has an asparagus with fried egg and feta that is very good. To me, asparagus is a veggie you DO something with, like bok choy.

      2. Jordan RE: hazel3000 May 28, 2009 07:33 PM

        It's an occasional dish, so you should check their menu -- Broder's Pasta Bar does a really nice appetizer of grilled asparagus tossed with a bit of olive oil, lemon zest, and dill. It's simple but really good.

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          tex.s.toast RE: hazel3000 May 29, 2009 08:32 AM

          Last september as an amuse bouche at Fugaise we were served an amazing cold asparagus soup with marcona almonds and herb oil that was so good i could have eaten about 40 of the demitasse cups it came in.

          sniff sniff.

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            soupkitten RE: tex.s.toast May 29, 2009 01:36 PM

            fugaise is closed now, r.i.p.

            sorry to overstate that fugaise is no more, just didn't want the OP to run over to nordeast looking for asparagus soup

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              tex.s.toast RE: soupkitten May 29, 2009 10:38 PM

              sorry, i thought the sniffling about its demise was obvious. didn't intend to mislead anyone.

          2. cheeseguysgirl RE: hazel3000 May 30, 2009 09:16 AM

            Cafe Levain's asparagus dish with charred asparagus and local mushrooms is out of this world.

            Cafe Levain
            4762 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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              pgokey RE: hazel3000 Jun 1, 2009 08:15 AM

              Evergreen occasionally has a terrific asparagus stir fry.

              Evergreen Chinese Restaurant
              2424 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

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