Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Restaurant Week!
October 23 – 28, 2011
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 (http://www.lachaya.com/)
…and definitely El Meson’s delicious latin food – $10 lunches and $30 dinners (http://www.elmesonbistro.net/).
And just in case you’re curious…here’s a sneak peek at El Meson’s Restaurant Week Menu:
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
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
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.