Off to Minneapolis: Spoon and Stable

Another long holiday weekend, another trip to some place new. I went to Minneapolis for Labor Day Weekend. It was a gloomy rainy day, but the forecast at my destination was looking much better.

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Cloudy and Raining

It was about a two and a half hour flight from Newark – welcome to Minnesota!

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Clear and Sunny

I made my way to the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Minneapolis. It was within walking distance to a number of places including Target Field. It was still too early to check in, so I dropped off my neon green luggage and headed out for a bite to eat.

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Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis Downtown

It was Sunday and I heard great things about the brunch at Spoon and Stable . The restaurant created by Gavin Kaysen opened in the Fall of 2014 and serves a French-inspired menu with seasonal items of the Midwest.

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Lunch

The place was once a horse stable dating back to 1906. The open space is bright and rustic. I was able to get a spot at the bar and ended up chatting quite a bit with a local who gave me some great suggestions for the area.

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Bar

The brunch menu had a few cocktails. I tried the Corpse Reviver made with Uncle Valโ€™s botanical gin, lemon Cocchi Americano, and Xtabentun, an anise liqueur from Mexico.

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Salty Dog
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Dining Room

I didn’t get a chance to try any of their pastries or cakes. They looked great!

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Kitchen

If you’ve dined here, please let me know how those pastries and cakes were.

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Pastries and Cakes

I started off with some Raw Oysters. Three pieces for $9, served with horseradish, hot sauce, and a red wine mignonette.

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Raw Oysters

They were super fresh.

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3-Piece

For my entree, I went with the Croque Madame. It’s made with housemade ham, Gruyere cheese, brioche, and topped with a sunny-side up egg.

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Croque Madame

All that cheese and the brioche bread made for a hearty creamy buttery combination.

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Sunny-Side Up Egg

It came with a side of crispy seasoned chips.

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Potato Chips

Yes it’s a pretty heavy dish, but it hit the spot. Nothing wrong with indulging during your travels!

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Gruyรจre Cheese
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Housemade Ham

I hung around a bit longer and ordered another cocktail. The Salty Dog contains Ketel One vodka, grapefruit cordial, lemon, and salt.

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Corpse Reviver

Brunch at Spoon and Stable did not disappoint. Service was good, food was satisfying, and the cocktails were great. I enjoyed the ambiance as well. It was a beautiful day and I had a baseball game to catch!


Spoon and Stable
211 N 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 224-9850
Website

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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