Friday, July 24, 2009

Taste of the Twin Cities

Tuesday night was the Taste of the Twin Cities, an official Aquatennial event. It was held at the Depot in downtown Minneapolis, a restored train station. We've gone the last several years. Its a great way to spend an evening with friends and try some trendy food.

The Twin Cities Originals, a group of local restaurants, is the sponsor. There were 20 restaurants that served little bites of their food. Actually this year, there were 6 small sandwiches. We wondered if it was related to the economy- bread being relatively cheap.

Some of my favorites: New Orleans style BBQ shrimp with garlic toast; Poached shrimp on crispy wonton with red curry sauce; Beef en croute with mushroom mousse; mini salmon burgers with garlic aioli; Caribbean smoked duck potsticker with green papaya slaw.

I must admit I did enjoy the carrot cake with cream cheese frosting- nothing unique just yummy.

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