Millennium Hotel introduces new restaurant North 45° Restaurant and Bar

Coming soon: local craft brew foams
Coming soon: local craft brew foams

Downtown Minneapolis's Millennium Hotel has undergone a $22 million renovation. Part of the spruce-up includes a new restaurant and bar. They have plans to use some local purveyors and have plenty of Minnesota brews on tap. It's the cooking technique that has us raising a skeptical eyebrow.

Local producers they will be using include Axdahl Farms, Cady Creek Cheese, and Saint Agnes Bakery, among others. Brews will include Surly, Summit, Fulton, Lift Bridge, Indeed, Schell's, Brau Brothers, Harriet, and Steel Toe.

Here is where the healthy skepticism arrives. The press release promises that the menu will "introduce molecular gastronomy to Minneapolis," which is a lot like a high school friend trying to convince us to date her ex-husband. We've been to that foam party.

Hopefully this new restaurant isn't just jumping on the food buzzword bandwagon. A word to the wise: There are no local watermelons this time of year, and building one in a laboratory isn't likely to impress.

North 45° Restaurant and Bar
1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
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