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Friday, May 24, 2013

New Food at the Walker Art Center!

New Food at the Walker Art Center!

In honor of the Sculpture Garden's 25th anniversary, the Walker Art Center opened its artist-designed mini-golf course this week and introduced a few new food options! I had the good fortune to play the course on Wednesday night (bundled up in a winter hat and long underwear), fueled by one of the hot dogs from the new D'Amico Dog House food stand. They're offering a short selection of Hebrew National franks stuffed into pretzel-bread buns: a Chicago-esque dog, one topped with sauerkraut, a kids' dog, and a special, which I decided to try.

My "Chihuahua" Dog got big points for creativity and effort—house-made mole, white cheddar, pickled chile, fried tortilla strips, and smashed plantains—though I don't think I'll repeat the plantain-hot-dog combo.

If you get to the Walker's restaurant, Gather—the view of downtown from its terrace is one of the best in the city!—there's a new anniversary cocktail to try, the muddled-cherry-and-bourbon "Bridge Over Cherry Water," and a new Chocolate Spoonbridge Sampler dessert. I was always wowed by the looks of the restaurant's original Spoonbridge dessert, but thought its flavors could have used a little more fine-tuning, so I'm excited to try the new one designed by Randee Zarth, pastry chef at D’Amico Catering. It's described as a "triple-threat salute to art" that includes a chocolate mousse dome on chocolate shortbread, a chocolate almond cake filled with cherry cheesecake, and a bittersweet chocolate tart drizzled with cherry compote.

Intriguing...Anyone tried it yet?

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