Those of you who have been more recently than we have will not need to be told this but Alma is now doing a prix fixe menu only at dinner in the restaurant. You plonk down $50 at the time of making a reservation (non-refundable but, I believe, transferrable either to other people or a new date if plans change). this applies to the bill for dinner which is currently $85/head before drinks, tax and a 21% wellness surcharge. We added on two cocktails and a glass of wine and our total came to just short of $280. That is not a cheap meal for two in the Twin Cities but it was a very good meal.
The prix fixe is quite extensive. Looking at the menu when we sat down we wondered if we were supposed to make choices for each course but no: everything you see is what you get. The menu changes seasonally and if I remember correctly, we were told that the menu we ate was just a few days old. Makes sense as winter has only just begun to yield to spring in Minnesota. The good news at any rate is that this menu will be available for several weeks if you want to try it. And I really think you should. The food here remains as it has always been: clearly thought through and carefully composed in terms of flavours and textures; nothing is showy for its own sake—though there is a lot of technique at play and a fair bit of juxtaposition of ingredients/components from different parts of the world. What I’m saying is that it’s good.
What was the good food on this particular occasion?