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Nov 8, 2009 06:10 PM

Craftsman...Wow (msp)

I plan on making it to what a lot of Minnesota foodies consider the holy trinity in 3 consecutive weekends. Alma, Craftsman and La Belle Vie. Alma was great but it didn't blow me away. I went to Craftsman and it was a revelation. The Charcuterie plate is a must. the kaleidoscope of flavors blew me away...I never thought sauerkraut could be so complex and ham that is aged for 2 years, are you kidding me? The Duck confit was excellent and the pancetta wrapped trout has me rethinking why I catch and release all my trout when I go out flyfishing. If I didn't live so far away I would stop in a couple times a week, sit at the bar order a Surly Furious and the Charcuterie plate. Life doesn't get any better then this.

La Belle Vie
510 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405

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