Check out this Lanesboro cook' s tempting recipe for lemon meringue pie--with plenty of photos to help it along.
Dinner on the Bluff: "Full Circle Superior - Walk around Lake Superior"
April 30, 2011
Cost: $20 per person (week of event, $25 per person)Join Mike Link and Kate Crowley as they discuss their findings and share their photos of their 5 month expedition circumnavigating Lake Superior on foot. Presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 507-467-2437.
Menu: rhubarb lentil soup, spring greens w/green tea vinaigrette, almond crusted cod with blueberry lime butter, wild rice dressing, shiitake and sundried tomato focaccia bread, whoopie pies with mint filling and chocolate ganache.
Old Village Hall Restaurant, one of the top dining rooms in southeast Minnesota, will hold a multi-course dinner served with beers by New Ulm's August Schell Brewing Company, 6:30 pm tonight and tomorrow.
More details at http://www.oldvillagehall.com/; click on "Brewmaster Dinner."
April 22 is Earth Day.....Let's try to make the best of it.
Here is an Earth Day dinner idea: Make a 100 percent local, sustainable, organic meal at home--not an easy task, by the way--and invite a few friends who live in the hood.
On April 24 you can also attend dinner at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Lanesboro, which will feature grilled mozzarella and tomato skewers, mixed greens salad with maple walnut vinaigrette, salmon mousse-filled trout, roasted asparagus, wild rice and mushroom cakes, and blackberry-filled chocolate cups. A vegetarian option is available on request. Prior to the meal Lanesboro Area Fisheries Supervisor Steve Klotz will present "Southeast Minnesota--the Land of 180 Trout Streams." The event begins at 5:30 pm and cost is $20 per person; for reservations (which are required) call 888-800-9558 or email: email@example.com.
Another option is not one Great Taste would recommend to others: She plans to fast on Earth Day. Some fluids, no solids. Maybe a locally raised boiled egg or root vegetables if her stomach starts to growl.
Okay, now for some comic relief. The"lighter" part (besides Great Taste standing on the scale after Earth Day). In case you missed this video last year, check it out:
Warm steak and mushroom salad, kalamata olive soup, crab-stuffed chicken breast, hot and spicy cauliflower, and....blackberry pie (!) will be on the menu at the Winter Wine and Wonder Gourmet Dinner, 6:30 pm March 6, at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Lanesboro.
Wines to be sampled include: Napa
Cellars (2006) Merlot, Chalone Vineyard (2007) Chardonnay, Montevina Pinot Grigio, and Montevina
To register call 888-800-9558 by noon tomorrow. Cost is $50 per person.
Hmmmm....kalamata olives. Wonderful in Greek salad, but soup? If you go, hope you'll let Great Taste know what you think of it.
Finally! An area restaurant that reflects some local heritage. Great Taste looks forward to the February 5th opening of Kari's.http://www.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?z=36&a=436298
Great Taste is less enthusiastic about community seating though.....But why, you may ask, is that?
For many urbanites Lanesboro is about "getting away from it all" with a partner, family or friends.
What if you are trying to have a private romantic evening and you and significant other get seated with Ole and Lena?
Soooo, didja hear da one about da lovey dovey couple who head to a cute storefront restaurant and get seated mit.....and den Ole says....und Lena say.....Und den uffda! Dar gooes de marriage propoosal!
Readers if you are dining at Kari's this weekend or in the near future please share your impressions.
Great Taste is accepting suggestions/recommendations for Thanksgiving turkeys. Do you have a favorite source for the annual feast?
At Saturday's Rochester Downtown Farmers Market, the Fendry family of Summerhill Family Farm, Lanesboro, will take orders for organic free-range turkeys.
More market information at http://rochesterdowntownfarmersmarket.org/ Reminder: The market is at the indoor "winter" location now.