Chef at City Grit
I can’t believe I missed this homage to my home state. I mean there was even hot dish on a stick! On a stick I tell you! (And you know how M. and I feel about food on a stick.)
Also, this Minnesota State Fair Affair for homesick Minnesotans in New York?? Sign me up!! Like every good St. Paul girl, I love The Great Minnesota Get Together and am bummed every year that I miss it. If they host another food-on-stick contest we are ready. M. has been threatening to throw a modernist-cuisine-meets-State-Fair dinner party for years now.
Last night, Chef brought Minnesota to New York for the Explore Minnesota dinner at City Grit; five dishes representative of Midwest Modern cuisine (er, Minnesotan inspired cuisine) were served. I was really happy to have my best buddy Harold with me as my dining companion since I was sitting down, eating, and not (really) taking pictures! Everything turned out great and I’m quite proud of him — the food was fantastic (in my non-biased opinion).
The amuse was “Green Bean Casserole” on a stick. I want to say that this dish was inspired by me and perfected by him; last year, I made Green Bean
CasseroleHot Dish on a stick for a food-on-a-stick contest at the Minnesota State Fair Affair (an annual event put together by homesick Minnesotans in New York). It turned out to be more like a meatball because I couldn’t fry it properly. It tasted okay and it was also weird enough to be mentioned on Fox News and Serious Eats though.
For the first course, we had a pickled mushroom salad with asparagus, mizuna, and a poached egg…