French Meadow News

July 22, 2019

You love us!  According to Open Table diner reviews, French Meadow Bakery & Cafe on Grand Avenue is one of the top 10 -- out of thousands -- overall best restaurants in Twin Cities/St. Paul.  Thanks to our customers who wrote OpenTable  reviews for this honor! 


Here's a reason to stop in soon: Celebrate the bounty of the season with this beautiful new special from chef Samantha: Pluot Caprese, a seasonal dish of organic pluots, local tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh mozzerella, balsamic reduction, olive oil, sea salt, and cracked pepper.   Best of all, it's vegetarian and gluten-free.  Our specials run for a limited time, so get it while you can... 

 

November 19, 2017

French Meadow has forged strong relationships with many farmers over the years, but perhaps none was as passionate an advocate for organic farming as Bruce Bacon of Garden Farme.  Bruce passed away this October at the age of 76 at his family farm in Ramsey MN.   

In the 70s, at a time when organic farming was still a fringe activity, Bruce was nurturing the soil of his family's  farm, getting organic certification in 1977 and educating others on organics, permaculture, and soil health practices.  His passion for soil – the core of agriculture, and something to be nurtured and respected  – was unsurpassed, as was his generosity in spreading his knowledge to others.   

The relationship with Bruce Bacon and his Garden Farme runs deep in French Meadow’s history.  He was the first vegetable farmer we bought from, and likewise French Meadow was his  first restaurant client.  Later, French Meadow started an annual educational program for employees,...

September 3, 2017

We have a new pasta special starting at our Lyndale Avenue location tonight:

House-made goat cheese gnudi, local corn, local greens, organic cherry tomatoes, bacon beurre monte, and parmesan.

April 5, 2016

French Meadow Cafe is proud to work with many local farms who provide us with fresh organic produce, meats, eggs, flour and dairy products. 

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