Minneapolis was highlighted in Wine Spectator magazine’s latest issue as a great travel destination for food and wine, and nearly all of the city’s featured spots are located either downtown or in Southwest Minneapolis.
As one of 10 U.S. cities chosen by Wine Spectator, Minneapolis is in good company. The others are Aspen, CO; Austin, TX; The Hamptons, NY; Miami, FL; Nashville, TN; Phoenix, AZ; Santa Barbara, CA; Santa Fe, NM; and Seattle, WA.
The feature says that in Minneapolis, “special attention has been given to the city’s heritage, and homegrown chefs such as Gavin Kaysen, former executive chef and director of culinary operations for Daniel Boulud in New York, have returned home and elevated the local restaurant portfolio.”
Wine Spectator suggests staying at Hotel Alma, dining at Demi and Terzo, and drinking at Dampfwerk Distilling and Gori Gori Peku. It also calls out Sean Sherman’s Indigenous Food Lab at Midtown Global Market and the American Swedish Institute for their respective Indigenous and Nordic food experiences.
“Minneapolis is also a city that emphasizes leisure time, with extensive bike paths and trails along waterways such as the Mississippi River and the Chain of Lakes, plus great shopping and artisanal goods, and fine theaters and art museums,” Wine Spectator contributor Julia Larson says.
Check out the cover story from Wine Spectator’s Nov. 30 issue for more on what the magazine has to say about Minneapolis and its hospitality scene.