Once we were seated our waiter came over and gave us a basket with a loaf of bread. Unlike the bread at Buca, the bread here is delicious, and we instantly scarfed it down. We also recognized that this was the same waiter we had on our first visit. We were thrilled about this because he was part of the reason we enjoyed our last trip so much.
After receiving our drinks (water for me, iced tea for Mark) and another bread basket (best waiter ever) we started browsing the menu. The cool thing about Vincent is they have a prix fixe menu for lunch and dinner which changes on a weekly basis. So for $13.50 you get to choose one of 3 entrees along with one of 2 desserts. Mark didn't even need to look at the menu because he had known what he wanted since before we set foot inside the restaurant so he started eating on the sugar cubes that were brought out for his ice tea. Secretly I think this is the only reason he orders the ice tea. That boy and his sweet tooth. Thankfully the week we went two items on the prix fixe menu caught my eye, and entree and a dessert so we were quickly ready to order.
Mark ordered the famous Vincent burger with fries, which I think is suppose to be the head chef's french take on the juicy lucy. The ground sirloin burger is stuffed with braised short rib meat and smoked gouda, served on a egg bread bun. The burger itself is thick and juicy. When you bite in a big glob of cheese pours out. It's a delicious and flavorful patty and in the words of Mark, its the "perfect burger". The fries are crispy and nicely salted. I would be surprised if Mark ever orders anything different.
|Mark excited to dig into his burger|
|My poached eggs with shaved asparagus in lobster broth|
|Nutella and banana crepe with dulce de leche gelato|
Vincent hasn't ceased to amaze us yet. We have enjoyed every aspect about both of our trips there. Definitely a hidden gem of Nicollet Mall and downtown Minneapolis in general.