Minneapolis, MN 55410
City Pages' Description
On the hunt for the holy grail of tres leches cakes? Call off the dogs, because Harriet Brasserie’s delicately nutty and super-citrusy lime and toasted coconut version is it. Not a sweets person? The French-Brazilian fare (spicy braised beef sandwiches, chicken dumplings shaped like a Pope’s hat, and bison tartare with dijon and a raw quail egg) comes by way of a truly committed farm-to-table philosophy. Chef Fernando de Silvia and his staff own and run a small farm in Lakeville, Minnesota where they grow beans, herbs, tomatoes, and a number of other ingredients used by the restaurant. The tucked away, lake-adjacent neighborhood of Linden Hilla is a major draw for foodies, but Harriet Brasserie is not just a back-up for when Tilia is busy. Their vegetarian-friendly brunch is outstanding, especially when enjoyed on the sunny front patio.
Tips from foursquare
Tres leches, or three milk cake, is one of those dishes that makes you wonder about its origins. This Latin American dessert is tricky to master, but Harriet Brasserie gets it right every time!
You must have the bison tartare! It's simply amazing!!
Go for the Copper River Salmon followed by a slice of Tres Leches cake.
Try the bison tartar! It will blow your mind, as will everything on the menu. This is flavor country!!
The pancakes deserve an award, if they haven't won one already. Absolutely mouth-watering!
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