Saturday, April 4, 2009

Restaurant Review - Heidi's Minneapolis

Went to Heidi's last night with my friend Sarah. No reservations, just walked in on a Friday night at 7pm. Surprisingly, it wasn't that busy. The restaurant is small, with tiny tables set very close to each other.

The host was kind of snooty and seemed irked that we hadn't made a reservation. Which would have been fine if they couldn't get us in - we would have left. But I think he wanted put put on a pouty show of how difficult it was for him to accommodate us. Please. We were seated in less than 5 minutes.

We ordered a bottle of syrah that was really, really good. It was so fruity and complex I could have had just that for dinner and been happy.

Then an amuse bouche of salmon tartare with kimchi mayo - for only $2.50. Wasn't on the menu but apparently the chef makes a different bouche each night. I loved it.

For the entree, I ordered the evening special which was Hawaiian ahi tuna, seared rare, and served on top of smoked couscous, caramelized onions, and eggplant fondue. Sounds like a bunch of weird funky flavors but together they were amazing.

Sarah ordered the filet mignon with asparagus and potato, and we shared a green salad with crispy yam strips. Overall, a fabulously delicious meal, and not terribly expensive. For both of us, with a great bottle of wine and big entrees, the tab was slightly less than $100.

Heidi's = thumbs up.

We then hit up Salut Bar Americain in Edina where I finally had my first glass of Veuve Cliquot, which was excellent! Sarah had a "smoking" cosmo which was full of dry ice so it bubbled and steamed for over 5 minutes in an embarassing display. We did succumb to temptation and shared a gigantic piece of chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, and I had a double espresso. It was heaven.

Totally extravagant night, and not very lean, but worth it.

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