Restaurant Week 2009!

It's the best tasting week of the year, and we're all invited!

Until Thursday, participating restaurants will be hitting us with specially priced meals that define and distinguish their culinary offerings in the Twin Cities.

Last year, we were blown away by Campiello's porketta style pork shoulder and apple pecan cake during restaurant week.

This year, we're definitely hitting Masa for dinner, as the D'Amico restaurants seem to be offering smoking hot deals.

Masa's menu for restaurant week (for $30):

Choice of Starter:

Guacamole Picado
Mashed avocado with white onion, tomato, chile Serrano, cilantro, and lime; served with raw vegetables and tortilla chips
Ensalada Verde
Mixed baby leaf lettuces, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette
Queso Fundido con Camarones
Melted Oaxacan cheese served with poblano chilies, chipotle, onions, roasted garlic and Florida gulf shrimp
Ensalada de Jicama y Mango
Fresh mango and jicama salad, cilantro, lime vinaigrette and cotija cheese

Choice of Entrée:

Pollo con Mole Colorado
Half chicken cooked in authentic mole Colorado; served with fried plantains, rice and warm tortillas
Puerco Veracruzana
Roasted pork shoulder marinated with lime, garlic and chile ancho; cooked in banana leaf, served with broiled pineapple in adobo sauce and black bean puree
Bistek con Chipotle Ancho Marinado
Grilled 10-ounce Black Angus hanger steak with chile and ancho-chipotle butter; served with frijoles charros, grilled onions and pico de gallo
Enchiladas con Jaibas
Two traditional light corn tortillas filled with king crab, Chihuahua cheese; served with lettuce, pickled onions, salsa verde, cotija and crema

Choice of Dessert:

Pastel de Tres Leches
Three milk cake
Flan de Coco
Coconut flan
Crepes con Cajeta
Buttered crepes with goat’s milk caramel and candied pecans

The Red Stag Supperclub is also looking good to us (for $30):

Choice of Starter:

Bowl of Squash Soup
Pear Chop Salad

Choice of Entrée:

Pork Chop
Top Sirloin
Linguini and Clams

Dessert: Chocolate chiffon cake with milk chocolate mousse and toasted hazelnut ice cream

For a list of participating restaurants and their menus, click here.

[where: 55406]

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