Top 3 chic spots to dine during FWMN
What goes best with fashion better than food? We all know there’s nothing better than reminiscing about the amazing fashion week experience over some delicious food and a glass of wine. One of my favorite things about fashion week is grabbing a quick brunch, lunch or dinner with some of my fashion week friends and talking about all the amazing shows. Here is a list of some of my favorite chic places to dine at during fashion week!
Spoon and Stable
A restaurant located in what was once a horse stable located in North Loop, this is one of my favorite locations to dine with such amazing ambiance and top notch service! The cuisine is focused on the seasonality of the Midwest, the roots of the local culture and technically inspired by the French cuisine that Spoon and Stables very own Chef Kaysen is known for. Hop in for a table for one, bring a couple of friends or even bring all your Fashion Week friends and have a private dining experience of a party of up to 24 that will make Fashion Week infinitely better! For brunch try the spinach quiche and Croque Madame, I personally recommend trying the crêpe cake, for lunch or dinner start with some crab salad served with chunks of crab and delicious dressing and for the entree try some Dorothy’s pot roast, Fucilli and the Tamarind Glazed Pork Chop and top it all off with an amazing glass of wine chosen from their expansive wine selection!
Find their menu at: Spoon and Stable Menu
Another personal favorite, this gem is located in the Calhoun-Isles neighborhood of South Minneapolis and is “inspired by food, drink, storytelling, community and people experiencing the richness of time together around a table”. This chic establishment includes a “market-inspired cafe, private event space, kitchen studio, and incubator kitchen.” Lynhall’s Executive Chef Adam Vickerman works to create meals grounded by rotisserie meats and roasted vegetables from an imported French Rotisol. Their baked goods, some of which my favorites are the pistachio brioche, the chai cinnamon bun, and the cheesecake cookie sandwich, are all must try delicious treats. They serve classic drink options like hot chocolate, lattes, mochas, espresso tonics, matcha green tea; which I have my stamp of approval on, seeing that I am an avid matcha drinker, and they have unique coffee options such as the blood orange mocha. They also serve wine and cocktails, locally crafted beer, kombucha etc.
Some food must haves include: the Eggs Benedict, the french tartine, the Parmesan polenta, Brussels sprouts, Mac and cheese, grilled cheese, the amazingly seasoned potato skillet with poached egg and kimchee and not to forget their brioche French Toast!
Find their menu at: The Lynhall menu
Café and Bar Lurcat
With a gorgeous view of Loring Park area, a beautiful ambiance and some of the best service in the city, Café and Bar Lurcat is an upscale yet cozy and nostalgic restaurant with a vast selection of innovative American food and a 200+ wine selection with 30 by the glass!
For an appetizer try the Insalata Di Fungi: a wonderful taste of broiled endive, fennel and mushrooms with a light dressing. Other must haves are the apple & chive salad (super popular), the Chilean Sea Bass, roasted and broiled cauliflower basted with clarified butter, the steak tartare and also the Voyage Israel special, the halibut on pickled potatoes. Try the Israeli Labneh dish for dessert, the cinnamon mini doughnuts with the chocolate sauce or the milk bar chocolate. Top it all off with a glass of pinot Noir and soak in the beautiful atmosphere with a group of your fave fashion week friends!
Find their menu at: Café and Bar Lurcat’s menu
Written by: Faith Ndung’u