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#1 mongo_jones

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 04:13 PM

right before leaving for india the missus and i snagged two seats at demi, gavin kaysen's third twin cities restaurant: a 20 seater counter/tasting menu in the style of the times. it's a hard reservation to get and not a cheap ticket. it was a very impressive meal but on the whole it impressed more than it thrilled. my very image-heavy review here.

 

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#2 Orik

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 05:00 PM

Looks like Thomas Kellerish Lux-Meh


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#3 mongo_jones

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 03:45 AM

it's good. but it's also the kind of place that may as well have been optimized to make a certain kind of minnesotan diner/food writer feel very flattered about the local scene. you know the kind of people who seriously think michelin should be in minnesota.


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson


 


#4 Wilfrid

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 12:14 AM

Alter, Miami? How many cities now have something like this?

Like, good, which is (by definition) no bad thing at all, but not an outstanding entry in its class.

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 01:26 AM

Alter, Miami? How many cities now have something like this?

Like, good, which is (by definition) no bad thing at all, but not an outstanding entry in its class.


All of them. And they all serve a glass of mid end Vajra with the meat course or the pasta.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


#6 mongo_jones

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 02:49 AM

local ingredients are used. (and used by some to claim local character.)


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson


 


#7 Wilfrid

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:41 AM

I was also thinking of Forage, but it took me forever to find the place’s damn name because I thought it was in Austin. Then I remembered the chef was Mormon. Salt Lake City.

But as Adrian says, there’s probably an example everywhere.

#8 AaronS

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:48 AM

forage was taking its cues from an entirely different set of places.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 01:39 AM

Well there used to be Goodfellows and then La Belle Vie 2.0 that were second tier city versions of Daniel so why not a similar vesion of Per Se (oy)


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#10 Wilfrid

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 01:34 AM

Goodfellows. Yes, I went there that winter I spent in the twin cities.