Every time that restaurant week comes around, Tara and I spend hours researching and debating which restaurants we want to visit. This summer, we had narrowed our lunch restaurant down to a few finalists, and the winner was Fire Lake Grill. While Fire Lake isn't one of the celebrated restaurants in the Twin Cities, it had some great choices on the restaurant week menu.
We visited Fire Lake on a weekday. I got off of work, and we walked over to the Radisson hotel. The host showed us to our table where we were seated in generously-cushioned chairs. When our waitress came, we had to specially request restaurant week menus, but she was happy to provide them.
|Restaurant week menu|
Tara's salad was light and refreshing. the mint leaves and cold watermelon went really well together. Her tomato soup was creamy, and reminded us of various tomato basil soups that we have both ordered and cooked ourselves over the years.
As for my salad and soup. I've never had a spinach and fruit salad that I didn't like, and this salad was no different. Very tasty. The soup was also good, but I thought that it could have been better. It had more broth than I expected, and although there was plenty of chicken, I found myself searching for some beans.
We both ordered the only dessert option, the campfire s'more. The s'more was served on a soft, homemade graham cracker. The rest of the dessert was typical campfire fare: a marshmallow and a square of Hershey's chocolate. To be honest, the texture reminded me of an oatmeal cream pie, and the flavor was closer to a s'more. It's not a good thing when I the closest things that I can compare a restaurant dessert to are a Little Debbie snack and a recipe that I had mastered when I was five. Underwhelming.
|Hersey's chocolate, seriously?|