We finished a great girls day with a fabulous dinner at Piccolo, a recommendation from Chef Bill (courtesy of his research on what tops Anthony Bourdain’s Minneapolis list).
We choose the five course meal instead of individual plates because it pushed the girl to be more adventurous in her meal choices. She felt five courses seemed like way, way to much food, so I had to explain to her that amazing places provide many courses of small plates so we get to try more options.
The girl: A summer soup. Not sure if she would order again…and starting to wonder about if she really is a 12 year-old foodie.
The madre: Watermelon “gazpacho” with chèvre, radishes, chervil and olive oil jelly. I could have eaten two plates!
Both: Potato gnocchi with Swiss chard, anchovies and soft cooked duck egg; the girl was not too sure about the soft cooked duck egg.
The girl: She choose a pork dish. And liked it. But we forgot to take notes or a photo. Should have blogged immediately after dinner.
The madre: Chicken, veal brains (yes, I ate them and tried not to think about it. I know, ironic), potato gratin.
The girl: Lamb breast with goat chesse croquette – Her favorite dish of the night
The madre: Quail, cherries, pistachio puree…oh, yum
The girl: Crepe with raisen sauce between the layers with a dolup of vanilla ice cream on a bed of toasted pine nuts
The madre: A chocolate tart with infused (and accompanied) by bold orange flavors
Piccolo | 4300 Bryant Ave. | Minneapolis, MN | 612.827.8111 | Website