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Another wonderful meal at Alma (MSP)

AnneInMpls | Apr 3, 200601:18 PM

I know that there have been plenty of "I love Alma" posts on this board, but I just had to rave about the wonderful meal we had there on Saturday night.

Disclaimer: Restaurant Alma is my favorite special occasion (read "expensive") restaurant in the Twin Cities. The organic ingredients and excellent cooking always make me happy.

It was a birthday meal, and Mr. Tastebud (the hubby) pampered me by sharing each of his choices. So it was our own tasting menu of eight dishes.

- Miso-glazed cod on wilted spring greens (wow! this might have been the best dish we had)

- Salad with crispy chickpeas and chevre (yummy)

- Farro and white bean risotto with sage and orange (a fabulous combination of flavors)

- White hominy corn souffle with pulled pork and spicy tomato sauce (the best fancy rendition of southern flavors that I've ever tasted)

- Halibut with fava beans in a meyer lemon broth (my three favorite foods in one dish!)

- Seared duck breast with garlic flan (incredibly delicious)

- Black River gorgonzola with salad and candied walnuts (a fabulous cheese)

- Toffee-date cake with candied kumquats and orange-zest ice cream (I can't eat chocolate at night, but with this dessert, I didn't miss it)

It was a truly glorious meal. I'm still floating in a cloud thinking about it!

It wasn't cheap; with two glasses of Hermanos Lurton Rueda for me (Mr. Tastebud doesn't drink), the bill came to $115. But even for this notorious dining cheapskate, it was well worth it!



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