Archive | February 29, 2012

MN Restaurant Week- Cafe Lurcat

I was right! Cafe Lurcat is a must for #mnrestaurantweek. If you haven’t been yet you have until Friday to try their restaurant week menu.

If you don’t know what restaurant week is: check out They have lists of the restaurants participating, the menus, and links to get a reservation. Most lunches are $10-15 while dinners are usually $30.

Thank you Cafe Lurcat for a great meal. Great food, good service, and a wonderful view.I even got some entertainment from the handsy couple next to us.  There was nothing left on my plate for any of the courses. Thanks to the suggestion from our waiter Aaron I believe I ordered the best of the menu. The portions sizes were normal with enough to share with those at your table.

The hits were the Apple Chive and Cheese salad. It was fresh, clean, and so simple. The pot roast. It fell apart with a fork and had a wonderful red wine sauce. The best part of it for me was the carrots, if I knew how to cook them that way I would eat carrots for every meal. Other menu items I tried were the crab cake which was for the hearty and the barramundi which was light with a crunch with the added hazelnuts both were good but I was not in the mood for them.

On many restaurant week menus I have been disappointed with the desserts. That was not the case last night. I had a date cake with candied nuts. It was fantastic. One of the best desserts I have had in awhile. The hot sauce and nuts really put it over the edge. The chocolate cake was pretty good too. Not too rich or bitter.

The only thing that I would have changed was the weather. For those of you going there tonight. They do have valet parking for $8.00. It is a must for weather like this because the valets will meet you at the car with an umbrella.

Let me know what you think of Cafe Lurcat’s #mnrestaurantweek menu @mplsgossipgirl

Because a great meal can warm the heart.


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Great Girl Gathering- Girl Scouts Take Over the MOA

March 10- 11th Girl Scouts will be taking over the Mall of America. They are having their Great Girl Gathering to celebrate 100 years of inspiring generations of girls who change the world. There will be Girl Scouts coming from all over the world to celebrate.

It is open and fee to the public from 10-6PM.

As a brownie myself, I cannot get through February without buying a box of thin mints. I would definitely get a cookie eating patch. The best thing about this event is that they are selling their cookies at the Girl Scout Store at N120.

They will be having performances in the Rotunda including China Anne McClain. You can head on over to Macy’s Court for for a camping experience or to Sears Court for Yoga or Dance. Check the website for more information on the schedule.


Because changing the world matters.


Concussion Discussion- Free Baseline Screenings

This Thursday-Saturday Health Fair 11 is offering free baseline concussion screenings for anyone ages 10-69 at the Science Museum from 10-4pm on a first-come-first-served basis.

It takes about 30-40 minutes to complete and you need to fill out a form that can be found on Kare11 and requires consent from an adult for anyone under the age of 18. Screenings will take place in the Science Museums computer education center and you will not need admission into the science museum to participate.

It is on the eve of many of the MSHSL tournaments and continues to bring awareness to the danger that concussions can bring.


Because a brain is a precious thing.


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