MSP Restaurant Week starts Sunday


Restaurant Week starts this Sunday and goes through next Friday, Oct. 2. Almost 50 area restaurants are in on this time around, so even if you can't get in at a popular newcomer like Sea Change or Northeast Social, you've still got très options for eating this upcoming week (like moto-i, Butcher Block, D'Amico Kitchen, Cavé Vin, and and and ...)

That doesn't mean you shouldn't even try to get in at Sea Change and Northeast Social. Because you should. Here's what they'll be serving:

Northeast Social's serving a four-course dinner for only $30 that consists of: a starter heirloom tomato salad with fresh pulled mozzarella (can't lose with this), second course of wild mushroom gnocchi stroganoff and creme fraiche, petit sirloin entree with chevre mashed potato (nor this), tomato and hericot vert, and for dessert, rosemary honey panna cotta. Not bad!

Sea Change will be serving specials for both lunch and dinner during Restaurant Week. The $10 lunch comes with potato soup with fines herbes and an entree of linguini with clams, rock shrimp, tomato, oregano and garlic.

For dinner, which costs $30, you'll get three courses, starting with mixed greens with white soy, chile vinaigrette and an oyster shooter. For your entree, you get a choice (nice!) between sea urchin pasta (recommended), classic bouillabaisse, or shortrib with red wine and roasted root vegetables, and for dessert (we sense a theme here) honey coconut panna cotta with chilled passion fruit soup.

Bonus: It appears all of Tim McKee's restaurants are on the list, so if you haven't yet branched out from La Belle Vie or Barrio, Restaurant Week's a good excuse to head out to Smalley's or Solera.