Chef’s Choice, No Ordering Your Own Food at this Minnesota Restaurant
This is an interesting idea. There is a restaurant in Minneapolis where you do not order your own food. Like this isn't a menu, and you choose what you would like to eat for your meal, like you would at most restaurants. Well, actually at every other restaurant. This restaurant is always a chef's choice surprise. Like a tasting menu at all times.
The restaurant is called "Demi". And it is strictly a tasting menu restaurant. If you are unfamiliar with that concept, it means that there are generally several courses (usually about 5) of small plates that are paired with a beverage. It can be a lot of fun to get a group of people together and attend a tasting. You might not like everything that is served, but you will usually find something that you will like, plus the pairings can be interesting as well. The pairing is usually a wine of some kind, but sometimes it's beer, but usually wine.
Demi focuses on creating and serving delicious food. We shine light on ingredients grown in this small corner of the country, while also incorporating special and rare ingredients from around the world. The menu is ever-evolving as ingredients and seasons change.
If you are feeling adventurous, and would like to try this, you do need to plan ahead. The space is small, and they require a reservation. But keep in mind that it's not just call a day or two ahead to get a reservation. You need to plan this a month ahead of time. The website let's you know this.
Due to our very petite size, we are regretfully unable to accommodate guests without reservations. Please visit our Reserve page to learn about our experiences and view booking availability.
Reservations become available on the first of each month for the following month at 12 o’clock in the afternoon.
The things that you can choose, is your choice of pairing. As I stated above, the pairing is usually food with wine, but there is also what they call a Temperance Pairing.
A spirit-free selection of teas, infusions, juices, and shrubs prepared by our team to complement each course.
Even though I am a super picky eater, my sense of adventure makes me want to experience this restaurant. If you are interested and want to know exactly where it's located, here is the address.
212 North Second Street in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis.
They do offer valet parking, but apparently there is a parking lot available just a couple of blocks away.
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