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Bar La Grassa: a photo tour

Bar La Grassa: a photo tour
Kate N.G. Sommers

Bar La Grassa has been one of the most heralded restaurants in town recently. We stopped by this week to indulge, trying 10 items off the dinner menu alone, not to mention dessert and drinks.

First up was the plate of prosciutto. Not enough was it to serve outrageously tender pieces of prosciutto alone: the chefs here have shaved cold butter as a sinful accompaniment to make the paper thin antipasto go down like silk.

Bar La Grassa: a photo tour
Kate N.G. Sommers

Up next were a variety of bruschette. Planning on the foie gras tortellini for the pasta course, we ordered the white anchovy and avocado bruschetta. The brininess of the anchovies melded well with the sweet and buttery avocado, but the dish could so easily be made at home it almost didn't seem worth our while. More in my wheelhouse was the bite or two I had of my dining companions' foie gras, sprinkled with pistachios and pepper. I may just return weekly to get my fix of this sensual app.

Bar La Grassa: a photo tour
Kate N.G. Sommers


 

We decided to order the smaller options for the pasta courses. The foie tortellini was rich and decadent, but for the true foie fan, the bruschetta was the way to go. The spaghetti carbonara was creamy without being too rich. We also happily sampled La Grassa's signature gnocchi with orange and cauliflower and bucatini bolognese.

Bar La Grassa: a photo tour
Kate N.G. Sommers
Bar La Grassa: a photo tour


 

Bar La Grassa: a photo tour
Kate N.G. Sommers

For $15, the plate of sausage went over with a bang, and it was enough for the entire table to share easily.
 

I may be alone on this, but most of the time I would rather eat another plate of pasta than indulge in a sweet after dinner, but the salted caramel crespelle may have changed my outlook on desserts for all eternity. It was a perfect balance of sweet and salty, along with creamy and gooey. I'm a dessert convert.

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Bar La Grassa

800 N. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55401

612-333-3837

www.barlagrassa.com


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