Earlier this week, Tony and Amanda of the Primary Fermenters met with us for dinner at Haute Dish in Minneapolis. They were kind enough to cart some ill-begotten beers from Seattle for me in the back of their truck and I am quite excited to share those out soon.
For those who haven't been to Haute Dish yet, I encourage you to try it out soon! They are an upscale joint that really takes their food seriously...yet without taking it too seriously. For instance, I have never had duck served served so well and consistently as here. One favorite that is usually on the menu is Duck In A Can: They bring out a plate with a thick Texas toast with celery root puree, then pull out a large aluminum can with a picture of a duck on it. They open the can with an opener and "Splootch" a duck breast with herbs and veggies drops out onto the toast. OMG it is good. And great presentation. This visit I had Foie In A Can. Yum!
They have a really good Charcuterie plate, and make/cure all their own meat products. My wife isn't as much of a fan of these "sausage-fests," but she is WRONG!
The beer list here is fantastic, with at least 10-15 craft beers on tap and a bunch more in bottle. I had Lagunitas Undercover Shut Down ale on tap, and Sj had Jacobins Rouge. Correct glassware is always a must as well.
Hopefully our friends enjoyed the dinner as much as I did. I'll certainly be back again, but it ain't cheap so I'll have to save up a bit again.