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IT’S BACK, BABY: The Dakota Patio

Posted on May 29, 2018 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

IT’S BACK, BABY: The Dakota Patio   The clouds have parted. The temperature has risen. And after two years of (seemingly endless) construction on Nicollet mall, it’s finally happened:   The Dakota patio is back.   The patio will open at 4pm for happy hour with a special patio menu and remain open throughout our dinner hour, allowing those dining after 5:30pm access to our full food and drink menu.…

Keep Cool With Our Signature Gazpacho

Posted on August 7, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

Are you feeling the heat? This humid summer weather has a tendency to dull our experience of the world. We need something to reinvigorate the senses, some form of cool relief from the thick air, the hot pavement, the sweaty walks home. At the end of the day, perhaps it’s our nature. We’re Minnesotans; we crave the cold. Enter Chef Derik’s Gazpacho. Though chilled, this traditional Spanish soup is sure to…

This Lagunitas Favorite is Something Truly Special

Posted on June 26, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

Sometimes words fall short. Sometimes, seated at the bar, chatting warmly with a few close friends, we reach for the language to describe our drink but it’s difficult to pin down. There’s some special quality about it, an element of je ne sais quoi, a certain little… Sumpin’ Sumpin’. Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale is a perfect example of this intriguing genre of beverage. With all the trappings of an IPA,…

Scratch-Made Buttermilk Pie

Posted on June 19, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

Classic Southern Buttermilk Pie has become an American favorite. In the Southern states, especially, it has become a signature. Chef Derik’s version retains the dish’s simple, Southern traditionalism and elevates it with a delicate and thoroughly sophisticated touch. The result is a silky, creamy custard texture with rich and full flavor. Today, Chef Derik is sharing his recipe so that you can bring his made-from-scratch confection to life in the comfort of…

Something a Little Glamorous & Something Made From Scratch….

Posted on June 9, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

“Yes, I’m going there.  We all miss Prince, and something about the Dakota makes us feel close to him.  The Dakota raspberry shrub with cava, our version of the champagne cocktail, features something a little glamorous and something made from scratch right here at our club.”  – Christa Robinson, Dakota Bar Manager and Mixologist    Shrub cocktails and mocktails have made their way onto every well-curated drink menu across the country,…

A glass of bright, coppery-pink wine arrives at your table…

Posted on June 2, 2017 in Food & Drink

….to the envy of those around you.  It catches the light and sparkles in a manner reminiscent of a tourmaline gemstone.  A quick pass under your nose yields notes of melon that play with the ripe pear aromas.  As the perfectly pink liquid passes your lips, the creamy mouth feel hangs and allows the ripened fruit notes to truly blossom and spread throughout the whole of your palate.  Perhaps a…

For a Limited Time:

Posted on May 29, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

“Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg before it is broken.” – M.F.K Fisher. CHEF DERIK’S SMOKED SALMON EGGS Deviled eggs are a staple to any southern party and add a sophisticated touch to any table. Creamy, salted, salmon-filled filling is a delicious flavor and texture combination served best on our cracker crust. Chef Derik’s perfectly cooked eggs are delicately stuffed and topped with…