Open Table

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Restaurant Week!

October 23 – 28, 2011

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Two-course lunches and three-course dinners? Yum.

I’m sad that I’ll be missing the “fabulous food & exclusive wine pairings,” but I’m sure that my parents will enjoy them for me! I counted 38 Minneapolis and St. Paul restaraunts on the list, offering food from around the globe.

I think I’m most disappointed about missing La Chaya’s organic Mexican and Mediterranean $30 dinners (

…and definitely El Meson’s delicious latin food – $10 lunches and $30 dinners (


And just in case you’re curious…here’s a sneak peek at El Meson’s Restaurant Week Menu:

First Course

A choice of
Caribbean style ceviche, shrimp, scallops, calamari, and fish, marinated in a spicy lime/habanero/cilantro sauce, served with Tostones and topped with fresh avocado.
Mixed greens and baby spinach topped with strawberries, cucumbers, pineapple, and spicy pecans, tossed in an blood orange vinaigrette

Second Course

A choice of
Jambalaya A Choice of Chicken or Shrimp Jambalaya, served with sautéed peppers and onions, andouille sausage, in a Creole sauce over white rice.
Blackened grouper served with sour cream mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, in a saffron butter sauce, topped with a pineapple salsa

Third Course

A Choice Of
Classic Caramel Flan with fresh strawberries
Homemade Tres Leches Cake in a Strawberries and cream sauce

*Note to self: remain in the country next fall so as not to miss restaurant week.


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