High-end dining, molecular gastronomy, and white tablecloths are some of my favorite things. I love experiencing the newest, highest levels of cuisine every chance I get, especially when I travel. But, here at home I’ll often find myself in the mood for some great food without the pomp and circumstance of dressing in a suit in a low lit dining room. Every now and again I just want delicious, inventive food in a relaxed atmosphere. Piccolo was the only restaurant to occupy my “frequent rotation” list in this category. With the opening of Heyday, Chef Flicker and Piccolo now have company on that list.
When I took some time to reflect on 2013′s culinary journey I had few regrets. However, among just the few was the regret for never dining at In Season prior to its permanent hiatus. The chef of In Season, Don Saunders, was made known to me through favorable recommendations from a few local Twin Cities food aficionados. Fortunately for me – and others who missed out on In Season – Chef Saunders’ food can still be enjoyed at The Kenwood.