Last Night in Minneapolis

August 15, 2008 at 4:52 pm (Travel) (, )

I am skipping the storytelling about Night #2 – not that it wasn’t fun and entertaining, but it was a little much…too much wine, too much pork belly, and too much taxi-cab confession time.  But, I will say that if you are heading to Minneapolis anytime soon you absolutely must check-out Cafe Lurcat located in the Loring Park area.  Super hip, super urban…groups of beautifully upholstered sofas around long low-slung tables and how can you not love a space lit by ornate chandeliers.  But, I digress…

Night #3
As with the previous 2 nights, Night #3 began with a run through slam-bam shopping stop in Macy’s.  Yes, Macy’s.  That large department store that I usually shun because it is just too big and overwhelming.  I have changed my mind because I have made a discovery, I have found a gem…this Macy’s is fabulous and I plan to shop there every time I visit the Twin Cities.  It is a “must-stop” on my itinerary.

After buying yet another dress at beloved Macy’s and my boss purchasing some classic St. John pieces, we rushed to meet TK (Minnesota native) and Leslie (Wine Goddess Extraordinaire) in the hotel bar.  The question on everyone’s hungry mind…Where to dine, where to dine?  Somewhere withing walking distance, somewhere good after such a long day of meetings a power shopping.

The answer…Mission.  Two blocks away and lots of good bar food!  Not quite as hip as Cafe Lurcat (but that could be hard to beat).  But, really quite elegant and the service was great.  We ordered almost one thing of each appie off the menu.  My two favorite appies were the House Made Potato Chips with Chive Sour Cream and the Truffle Cream Cheese Wontons with Malt Vinegar Dipping Sauce.  Finger Licking Good!

After dinner is was off to bed to watch the Olympics, what better drama than two American gymnasts fighting over the GOLD…priceless.

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