French Meadow's Music Monday with Connie Evingson series is already a hit -- our previous shows have been selling out! The next event is October 14, 2019, and Connie will be joined by Parasota Hot Club. Enjoy an evening of jazz, blues, and hot club swing in the Twin Cities' most unique event space with our favorite jazz vocalist, Connie Evingson! Of course, food and drinks from French Meadow's signature organic, farm-to-table menu will be available. Get tickets here
Enjoy dinner and drinks on the Nord patio or in the Social Hall beginning at 5:30; music is from 7 to 9 pm.
Cover $15 in advance, $20 at door. Advance tickets recommended -- these shows have been selling out! Door tickets will be available on a first-come basis.
NEW: SeeKARE11's story on Music Mondays! Pat Evans interviews Connie Evingson and French Meadow's Lynn Gordon, who previews some of the special menu items being featured.
How happy are we to be included (two page spread, no less!) in the brand new guide to the world’s truly exemplary, organic, sustainable, and ethical restaurants, Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery (Abrams, 2018)? Thrilled!
The restaurants featured in the guidebooks and accompanying website were selected by a small group of the world's best food writers, including Minneapolis writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl; the U.S. edition was edited by the legendary Alice Waters. There are four editions of the book -- U.K, U.S., Australia, and World -- and French Meadow was not only celebrated both the U.S. and world editions, it is the only Minnesota restaurtant to be featured in the world edition.
From the guide: "Is there an Alice Waters of American baking? If so it might well be Minneapolis’ Lynn Gordon, who, as a health-minded macrobiotic cook in 1985, had her neighborhood cafe and yeast-free bakery certified as the country’s first organic bakery. Later, she was i...
As the world celebrates Earth Day/Week, we are reminded that at French Meadow every day is Earth Day. From our beginning three decades ago, we’ve made it our mission to engage in ethical practices that reflect our love for the earth and commitment to sustaining our planet’s resources.
A true farm-to-table establishment since before there was even a name for it, we’ve sourced our food from organic farmers we know and trust. French Meadow crafts our signature organic dishes from scratch, and from our hand-made pasta to our fresh sourdough pain levain and farm-fresh vegetables, we communicate through our food the cycle of respect for our shared home on earth.
This is why we say every day is “Earth Day” at French Meadow: With each meal we prepare with love for our customers, we celebrate the earth and our connection to it.
French Meadow Bakery & Cafe is honored to have received the first 30 Year Award from Larry Schultz Organic Farm & the Schultz family, commemorating our partnership of over three decades. Since French Meadow's beginning, all eggs used and served in our cafe have been from the Schultz family farm's truly organic, hormone-free, free-range chickens. Although "organic" has become a common buzzword, the Schultz farm and French Meadow actually remain committed to the strict organic standards they started with -- long before others had even heard of the term.
As Larry Schultz explains, "Back in the early 80s, organic wasn’t a thing yet, so it was unheard of for a restaurant to seek out organic eggs as Lynn did by reaching out to my mom [Helen Schultz]. My parents have always farmed organically, and Lynn truly pioneered bringing organics into restaurants, so it was a great partnership." Larry took over the organic egg farming when his mother, now 88, retired, and...