September 6, 2013

Foie Gras Dynasty

You might be thinking... What is foie gras and what does it have to do with dynasty? Okay, so maybe some of you actually know what it is and are putting the two of them together and figuring out my cleverness. For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, here's a little hint, calm down and instead of holding on to your britches, hold on to your feathers!

Are you still confused? Whelp, here it is in plain French. Foie gras is French for "fatty liver", the liver of a duck or goose that has deliberately been fattened up to create an amazing delicacy. I'll say it with you, "ooooooooh, now I get it - Duck Dynasty!" I suppose you're wondering why I would eat such a thing and what it was on? This time I'll spell it out in plain English for you, Heaven! Where can you find heaven? The Icehouse - Minneapolis and it's in a $22 burger. Yep, a $22 burger!

This burger was definitely the most expensive burger I've ever purchased, but after reading the description, it was a must that I try it. Hey, it was my birthday! Here's that description; Icehouse Burger - seared foie gras, truffle demi-glace. That description needed no further information and my mind was made up, I must try! Now, I must say one thing... If you do decide to try this, and you should, remove all condiments from the table, they should not be used. If you do use them, you'll ruin this masterpiece! I mean really... foie gras and truffle demi-glace on a burger..... like I said, heaven!

What did your wife get? Ah yes, she did indeed order a meal as well and that too was one of the best meals I've ever had the privilege of trying as well. Her meal was the Poached Alaskan Salmon served with prawn & potato croquette, chablis and chanterelle - AMAZING! Easily the best Alaskan Salmon I've ever had and a must try. Oh, don't be afraid of the tiny little caviar looking things, they're salmon eggs and they're delicious, so try them!

Life is good and so is food, stop wasting your time at the chains and actually try some real food, good food and food that is actually worth eating. The Icehouse is more on the expensive side, but well worth the money. So the next time you need a place for your anniversary, birthday or special occasion, make your way to the Icehouse. While you're there, try a Ramos Vaporizer, they're delicious!

2528 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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