Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Favorites - FIKA

One of the gifts we gave to each of our sons and their sweethearts this past Christmas, was a voucher for a double-date with Cheri and me. We thought it would be nice to give the kids an experience instead of stuff. More importantly, we thought it would be a pretty sneaky way to get the kids to take some time for fun with mom and dad.

This past Sunday, we had a double-date lunch outing with our oldest son and his wife. The restaurant we went to FIKA at the American-Swedish Institute. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was bright and casual. We will definitely be making more visits in the months ahead.
In Sweden, fika is a daily break, traditionally involving coffee and treats. In truth, fika is about much more than caffeine and carbohydrates; it's a Swedish social institution, where friends gather to chat about life and current events.

FIKA at the American Swedish Institute is an award winning café that brings the best of new Nordic-inspired cuisine to Minneapolis-St.Paul. Led by Chef Dustin Thompson, FIKA offers a seasonally-inspired menu dedicated to regional ingredients and Nordic traditions.  

Guests can enjoy espresso, house made pastries, artful salads and modern interpretations of open-face sandwiches all while enjoying the full view of the historic Turnblad Mansion.  -- American Swedish Institute Website

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