Twin Cities Tasting Menus
- jmwicks Jan 13, 2010 08:19 AM
I am celebrating my 30th this weekend and would like to go out for a great tasting menu.
I know there is La Belle Vie or Chambers, but I want to do something a little more niche. I don't care how much we spend and would like to do several courses.
Here is also a great one at Muffuletta's on sunday
On sundays Mufflet'aasMuffuletta shifts gears on Sunday evenings with a "prix fixe" (fixed price) menu. Chef Jason Schellin offers a three-course menu with your choice of starter, entree and dessert, all for the amazingly low price of $18.95. Each dish is lovingly prepared and will vary from week to week. If the three-course tasting meal is not what you desire, fear not! Our full dinner menu is also available, as well as our Fork and Spoon Pot Roast for only $8.95. The following is an example of items you may find on our Sunday fixed price menu.Starters
Chilled Cucumber-Avocado Soupkumquat, lemongrass syrup
Baby Greens Saladmicro arugula, shaved fennel, strawberry, chevre, rhubarb vinaigrette
Roasted Asparaguslocal green garlic, Le Frere, lemon, Olio Verde
Pan-Roasted Blue MarlinEnglish peas, roasted carrots
Mushroom Risottomorel, cremini, leek, sun-dried tomato pesto, arugula oil
Hidden Stream Farms Pork Confitgoat cheese-potato puree, braised red cabbage, crispy onions
Bete Noirorange glace
Chocolate Chip Cookie "Sundae"vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate sauce
i'd love to watch wahdi on IC, but don't have cable. will you let us know what happens? please? :)
to the op i'm a big fan of saffron. . . and alma. . . heartland's tasting menu is also great. any of them would be great for a special occasion. i might try to create special occasions so i could do them all. don't forget to report back after your evening and let us know how it went!
There are quite a few good places that do tasting menus, most seem to be around $60-70. Corner table and Heidi's are both good, intimate and less well known than Alma. I've enjoyed the tasting at Vincent when I've had it (not often). But my favorite is the lounge at La Belle Vie. Not only is the food spectacular but at $40 for 4 courses (plus $25 for a wine flight) it's a bargain. And the cocktails are tasty, the best in the city in my opinion.
Cosmos does a 7-course for $60. We did the tasting at both Cosmos and Heidi's in December, and slightly preferred Cosmos. We liked the creativity and the room (cool decor and tables not too close together!). I'd say Cosmos was even on par with La Belle Vie for us, even though they don't get the same press and acclaim.