What I ate: 5 Course Tasting Menu ($52 plus tax and gratuity)
- Semolina porridege with 5 minute egg, fresh hearts of palm and king trumpet mushrooms
- Waygu beef tartar with fermented white asparagus, black sea salt and smoke
- Maine lobster with avocado, couscous, tabiko and yogurt
- Duck presse with artichokes, steel cut oats, Spanish chorizo and mahon
- Braised pineapple with chocolate, nuts, caramel and smoke milk
You must try: The Duck Presse. Yes, duck presse is a bit scary in thinking about its process but thinking about the effort and work that went into that preparation was the exact reason I ordered it. This is the epitome of haute cuisine, pure elegance. I loved the chorizo in this dish and the Spanish cheese, Mahon was a surprisingly delicous addition.
Good to know: Piccolo is small. For some Minnesotans being seated a foot away from the next table is uncomfortable. The plates are beautiful and wonderfully executed. I’m confident saying that this was the best meal I have ever had. That being said, the atmosphere wasn’t my favorite part of the experience, it was pretty tranquil and I could hear every word of the conversations next to us which is awkward when you are there for a romantic dinner with your significant other. Make a reservation before you visit. I saw a large group go into the kitchen so I assume there is a chef’s table but the web page doesn’t mention one. Prepare for an amazing dinner, I have had nothing like it and had a hard time narrowing down what was my favorite, every bite was memorable.
4300 Bryant Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55409