Plan a sweet Valentine’s Day date night—and keep it close to home with these spots that specialize in the romantic and decadent.
Lake Minnetonka restaurants
Join us on a journey to some of the best pizza joints in the Lake Minnetonka area.
We've all heard of the seafood diet - "I see food and eat it." But seriously, if we had to subsist on seafood for the rest of our lives, we'd happily do so. We live in the perfect place for such a regimen: Our local eating establishments have some of the freshest, most delectable seafood to be found around these parts. Here's a roundup of the best catches from the briny deptchs, for your fustatory pleasure.
Think for a moment about your favorite comfort food. Is it something your mom or grandmother made for you when you were a child? Maybe it’s a dish you created out of college-dorm desperation that turns you into a puddle of nostalgia each time you taste it. Or perhaps it’s something you make for your own kids.
Open your eyes! Shrug off the slug! Smell the breeze! Spring is here—the calendar says so—even if the weather won’t cooperate. It’s time to shake our plates and palates out of their winter stupor. That means we should lighten the load on our dinner tables, ditch the comfort food, try something new and revel in spring flavors. Our area is rich with opportunities for culinary adventure, flavor, lightness and love. So long, hibernation coma—hello spring! Here are some of our snappiest, springiest finds.
CHICKEN TACOS WITH A RAINBOW OF SALSAS
Wine critic Michael Broadebent once said, “Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” Well, Mr. Broadebent, we think you hit the nail right on the head. When it comes to pairing food and wine, many of us stick with what we know. But with the right information (and recommendations) your palate will soon experience a world of culinary perfection it never knew before.
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain once said, “To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.” We’re sure the foodies of the world couldn’t agree more. While we surely appreciate the classics—think juicy cheeseburgers and slices of salty pepperoni pizza—there are an abundance of nosh worthy dishes in the lake area for all those adventurous eaters out there.
’Tis the season of nonstop overeating, and already you’re starting to feel like the butterball turkey’s cousin. Your fat, sugar and salt intake is off the charts, yet unhealthy food seems impossible to avoid. How can you resist your neighbor’s special yuletide cookies? And it would be sacrilege to pass up the family’s traditional eggnog.
Accept the fact that there will be decadent consumption, but consider countering the calories and making up the nutritional values with the inclusion of lighter, healthy meals. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Maybe your travels will take you to faraway destinations in the new year or perhaps you're just dreaming about exotic locations. Come along on a culinary adventure and sample this collection of small bites with an international flair that you can easily find at some of your favorite lake-area restaurants.
Order the turkey; make sure it’s organic, local and free-range. Find a new stuffing recipe that incorporates organic and local wild rice. Stop by the farmers’ market to pick up some local, organic squash. Find out where to get an organic, local pie. Develop a vegan side-dish option for your son’s new girlfriend. Is it local? Is it organic?
Is this refrain in your head? If so, are you dizzy yet? This time of year, everything food-related gets complicated. We need nourishing comfort without the fuss. How about a nice casserole—made by someone else?