A rather late post…well very very late post! This year, I had several birthday dinners. I should say I am very fortunate to have such thoughtful friends and family. My very first birthday dinner was at 112 Eatery in warehouse district of Minneapolis with A on the day of my birthday.
112 Eatery is a cosy yet classy place to dine. There seem to be a serious lack of space for waiting area but people didn’t seem to mind waiting outside the restaurant and hallways. That says a lot about this place already 🙂
Some places serve complementary chips and salsa and some do bread! But 112 Eatery is a little different. They serve olives!!! A does not like olives and I love olives. So obviously I ate all of them while A watch me eat! #happygirl
We started off with some fresh ricotta with white truffle honey. This was every bit amazing. Light and fluffy and just a hint of tartness from orange zest.
We ordered a roast chicken and lobster with hazelnut sabayon along with stringozzi with lamb sugo.
Roast chicken and the lobster was really good. They were soft and moist inside but golden and crunchy on the outside. The lovely golden brown crunchiness boosted the overall flavor of the chicken. In addition, hazelnut sabayon gave the nutty sweetness to the whole chicken-lobster goodness.
Stringozzi with lamb sugo on the other hand was my least favorite. For me it was just another pasta with ground lamb meat. I almost felt like I could have made it but let’s be real I would have never been able to make pasta stringozzi to start with 😀 Nevertheless A loved the pasta and even more the lamb sugo.
We ended our dinner with a slice of good old tres leches cake. This was one of the most cutest tres leches I can ever eaten. I don’t like cakes that taste like a lob of sugar syrup but this tres leches had the right amount of sweetness making it an absolutely adorable little cake that also taste good!
Final verdict – Love this place! Portion size is on hit or miss side. While roast chicken and lobster felt really small, stringozzi with lamb sugo was pretty big. We did order the full size though but I think even half portion would have been pretty big. Ambience was classy meets casual. I don’t know how else to describe this. The dim lighting and the decor made it classy but the background music and the noise from conversation around you makes it a little more casual. Plus there is a bar seating area too! I am just a little bummed that I couldn’t capture all the little details that makes this place so much more interesting. Hopefully you still get an idea of this place. Lastly, I would definitely recommend making a reservation ahead of time. Although we did a walk-in and still were able to get a table within minutes, there were people after us, who had to wait for quite a long time. Unless you like waiting, don’t make a reservation 😛
Have you been to 112 Eatery? What should I try next time I dine at 112 Eatery?