In Search Of real good pickled herring in cream sauce
I am not a big fan on pickled herring, but I used to bring my grandfather the varieties from Ingebretsen's and he really loved them. I believe they make all of them in house.
You can't get it in Minnesota (that I know of) but I always get my pickled herring from Bay View Packing in Milwaukee. I like the wine sauce but my mother eats tons of the herring in cream sauce. If you search on the web, you can find their website and call to place an order.
Otherwise, it seems that all of the stuff that I see in Minnesota is of about the same quality. Maybe some shops up along the north shore are better?
I sampled some regular (wine/vin) @ Hackenmuellers meat market that was firm and had a bright taste. Very Good. The get it from Day Fish co. Braham, MN. Fold into sour cream, or creame fraiche and it will be the bomb!
If you mean in a restaurant context Glockenspiel's herring is not (that) horrible. Not (that) great either. But exponentially better when washed down with their (quite) good German dark.