Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dinner at Cafe Twenty-Eight

I recently had dinner at Cafe Twenty-Eight, a darling little place in Minneapolis' Linden Hills neighborhood. We were on the hunt for a new restaurant to try and stumbled upon it while driving aimlessly around some of our favorite neighborhoods.

I love the way the restaurant looks from the exterior (above), offering an inside glimpse of the cozy space. Here's a shot from just inside the doorway with the bar/seating to the right (weird shot, I know. Not sure what I was thinking with that one).
I was excited to learn about Cafe Twenty-Eight's commitment to sustainability and its partnerships with local farmers for organic, locally grown food. I was equally excited in my follow-up research to discover that the restaurant maintains a blog. Woot woot.

I had a tough time deciding what to order but landed on the pan-roasted organic chicken breast, which came with celery root, truffle butter and green beans. It was delicious. The chicken was fresh and flavorful and the green beans still firm and slightly crunchy. I'd never had celery root before and found it to be quite interesting. It reminded me of stuffing.
For dessert, we went with the banana cake. I'm not exaggerating when I say that this may be the best dessert I've ever ordered. The cake was warm, rich and moist. The homemade Dulce de Leche was perfect. Literally, it melted in my mouth. I'm craving it all over again just thinking about it.
I highly recommend visiting Cafe Twenty-Eight (if nothing else, just for dessert!). The space is small-ish, so it might be a good idea to make reservations. Happy eating.

1 comment:

  1. I've wandered by Cafe Twenty-Eight many times and though it looked like an adorable dinner spot but never tried it. So I was excited to read your review! Sounds yummy.