Join us on October 28th in celebration of acclaimed food and renowned music. It was twenty eight years ago this August when Lowell Pickett, late of downtown Minneapolis fine-dining haven Faegere’s, opened his doors in Bandana Square with a vision of bringing fine dining class to classic Midwestern cuisine. Pickett’s love of jazz meant this new space would have a stage, and in time it would host many of the area’s finest artists. When the opportunity to present nationally touring jazz figures arose, Lowell jumped at it. For most of the Dakota’s first 18 years nearly every major figure in jazz graced the Dakota’s stage.
Member’s Happy Hour from 4:00pm to 6:00pm & Anniversary Party 5:00 to 10 pm.
Featured food at our 28th anniversary party will be a “Then and Now” menu option for those who want to reminisce and celebrate and will include dishes from the Dakota’s past and present. Four courses will feature a different flavor and technique from one of the Dakota’s chefs both past and present. Jack Riebel is honored with Jalapeno Poppers – homage to Jack’s love of all chilis. From Ken Goff, we will have the beloved Apple Brie Soup – quite adventurous in its time. Seared Scallops with Truffled Potatoes, Mushroom Conserva, and Membrillo brings us into the present with Kristen Tyborski and Derik Moran showing modern influences and techniques. In past incarnations of the Dakota’s menu, a soufflé was traditionally always on the menu and for dessert Katie Elsing will resurrect this missed favorite.
Enjoy music from former Dakota Combo members the Jake Baldwin Quartet and then stay for one of our fabulous Foodie Nights featuring music from Sarah Morris, and enjoy the Dakota’s award winning cuisine paired with a celebration of Minnesota Music. Foodie Nights also feature a $10 bottle of wine and there is no cover charge for music.
Menu by chefs Derik Moran and Kristin Tyborski with sweet treats by pastry chef Katie Elsing
About Sarah Morris
Sarah Morris is a Minnesota-born singer-song writer with a flair for songs about the highs, and lows of love. Her writing is evocative – a kind of melodic poetry that can make you sing along even when you don’t know the song. Sarah balanced her classical training with a 4 year immersion in Nashville’s singer-songwriter community, allowing her voice to transition easily from genre to genre, creating a sultry sound that’s all her own. She tackles a range from classic country to jazz standards, sprinkled with her own take on pop. A night with Sarah can bring you through a mournful Don Williams ballad to a fresh take on Whitney Houston. All the while, her originals carry the show.
With her soothing, yet captivating voice, Sarah Morris has established herself as one of the best kept secret singer/songwriting talents in the Twin Cities. With the release of “Ain’t Nothing Wrong,” Morris doesn’t plan on being so secret any longer.
Morris’ love for music originated from her parents record collection, with David Bowie, The Beatles, and Frank Sinatra songs helping to shape her musical DNA. After graduating High School, she began to lay the groundwork for her musical career at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, as well as a move thereafter to Nashville, TN. Her time in Nashville helped instill a traditional songwriting sensibility that shines through in her music. In recent years, Morris has settled into life as a wife and mother, both of which have given a unique voice to her craft.
After releasing two albums in 2011 alone (Grateful Moon, Lonely or Free), Morris has been building a solid reputation with her honest and authentic songwriting and powerful performances. As a result, she has become a regular performer at prestigious clubs such as The Dakota, Aster Café, and Hell’s Kitchen in Minneapolis.
Check out Lonely Or Free on Bandcamp.com
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Think Norah Jones with a pop-country twang.” – Jay Boller, VitaMN