Drink of the week: Meritage's St. Germain Sparkler
St. Germain Sparkler
410 S. Peter St., St. Paul
With a 20's Paris bistro vibe and a fabulous old-school Downtown St. Paul location, Meritage is just so fine. And, matching the pitch-perfect atmosphere is their crafty drink menu that mixes both old favorites and new.
I loved the St. Germain Sparkler made with St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur (dewy fresh elderflower blossoms are picked in the French Alps just to make this liqueur for us), sparkling white wine, and a lemon twist. So fresh, so nice, sipping this drink whilst sitting on the sidewalk patio and enjoying moules frites (mussels and french fries, dude) was just plain divine.
Meritage is open Tue-Sun nightly until at least 9pm (or later if they are busy), making this a great happy hour stop (Mon-Fri 3-6pm--excluding Excel event nights) or try your cocktail with their fab Sunday $24 pre-fixe dinner, which also features 1/2 price wine.
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to Minneapolis & St. Paul dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.