The next Gastro Non Grata event should be in November at the Triple Rock. Watch out for it!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Gastro Non Grata
This event at the Triple Rock in Minneapolis was fabulous. $3 to get in = small glasses of different beers to sample, small bites of food by famous local chefs, and some highly entertaining (if sometimes not quite technically good) live music. PLUS a meat raffle. Wow. Best 3 bucks I've spent in a while. This past weekend, the food was from the chefs of La Belle Vie and Sea Change (the Guthrie's new restaurant with the coolest logo I've ever seen), desserts were from La Chiquita. Mini lamb burgers (I know..."Liiiiisa don't eeeeeat meee") and tuna boats (for lack of a better term....canoe-shaped baguette with tuna, vegetables, and delicious sauce) were the winners of the evening for me. Also, quite the experience to have a Ukulele Orchestra serenade at the Triple Rock. It was like a choir of children with recorders, where all members play the same melody line, but substitute the children with grade school science teachers and the recorders with ukuleles and the melody can be something written by David Bowie. It was fabulous. Rope Trick was the best band I think. They had mostly an old western vibe with much yodeling thrown in. The lead singer has a great voice. It's definitely an evening of surprises and scheduled itsy bitsy courses. Don't expect to leave full unless you go for second or third helpings of everything.