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Old 10-13-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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Food as Art

I always love going to restaurants where the plates come out looking colorful and beautiful, almost like art. Sushi restaurants typically do this kind of thing well. Tonight, my wife and I went with some friends to a restaurant in Minneapolis called Heidi's. I don't normally snap photos of meals when I eat out, but I couldn't resist in this case. These plates were absolutely stunning. It was almost a shame to eat them.



Clockwise from top left: spring rolls, mushroom pappardelle, scallops with celery root puree, braised lamb shank, peanut butter cream filled doughnut, tuna tartar, pickled beef tongue, and beet sorbet.

There were nine courses altogether, each paired with a different wine (one course was paired with beer). I forgot to take a photo of one of the fish courses.

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:36 AM   #2
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Gorgeous, Steve! Will have to check it out as we regularily visit the Twin Cities.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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Very pretty!
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:06 AM   #4
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Nice! And good inspiration for my quest to shoot better food pics.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #5
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They look great...it is amazing what some chefs can do

Thanks for sharing Steve
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:04 AM   #6
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Those platings are awesome! I wouldn't have expected the restaurant to be called "Heidi's"...it sounds like it should be swiss food, but then maybe that is swiss food.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:29 AM   #7
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Those platings are awesome! I wouldn't have expected the restaurant to be called "Heidi's"...it sounds like it should be swiss food, but then maybe that is swiss food.
Heidi is actually the wife of the owner and head chef, Stewart Woodman, who trained in New York and moved to this area several years ago. Because NYC is such an over-saturated market, he wanted to live and work someplace where he felt his food would be more appreciated. Heidi is also the restaurant's pastry chef. This new restaurant is the second incarnation of Heidi's. The first one burned down about two years ago. They re-opened this year in a larger space.

The restaurant itself is small, but gorgeous. The most unusual feature is a large coral sculpture that sits in the middle of the dining area.


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Do you need to make reservations well in advance, Steve?
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I'm not Steve and I haven't been to the new Heidi's. The old location was cramped and as may be imagined, weekends are more so. As Steve says, it is still not a large restaurant.

Here's their website for your perusal.

Heidi's Minneapolis | A restaurant by Heidi and Stewart Woodman
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I'm not Steve and I haven't been to the new Heidi's. The old location was cramped and as may be imagined, weekends are more so. As Steve says, it is still not a large restaurant.

Here's their website for your perusal.

Heidi's Minneapolis | A restaurant by Heidi and Stewart Woodman
Thanks so much, Whiska!
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