Monday, July 14, 2008

Two "French" places in Minneapolis

I didn't take the picture above - it is from Metro Magazine's web page.

When I was really craving a croque-monsieur, not having had one since a semester abroad in France many moons ago, the place I went is Cafe Barbette. I don't get there very much but I think I should make a point to go soon. Here is the blurb from their website:

"Barbette has received "best of's" from local press for its late night dining, desserts, wine list, and, of course, those French fries that accompany the steak frites. Barbette uses local and organic ingredients as much as possible, presenting beautiful food in a casual, eclectic, bistro atmosphere"

As it turns out, Barbette also has a most awesome Bastille Day Celebration. Too bad it was yesterday - d'oh! There's always next year. Or I just found out that they have a special on Mondays so I could celebrate tonight:

Prix Fixe Mondays: From 5 to 10 p.m., Barbette prepares 4 to 5 course dinners, including dessert and/or a cheese course for $32. Menus often include sustainable harvested fish or locally farmed meats, but Peter is happy to accommodate vegetarians, vegans, and others with dietary constraints.

One of my very favorite places to eat dessert is the French Meadow Bakery & Cafe. I've been there for dinner and brunch a couple times and the food was excellent but the lines were way too long. I'm told they have a fantastique selection of vegan entrees and dessert; since I'm not vegan, I couldn't tell you. However, I do know that they have a super-cool (pronounced SU-pair Kewl, en francais) Cappuccino Torte.

1 comment:

Laura! said...

I love French Meadow!!! And now I'm hungry. Thanks a lot.