It’s not often that I get treated to nice dinners out. While my family and myself were enjoying our time visiting our relatives over in Minnesota, we had made reservations to Crave which sat in the Galleria in nearby Edina.
We hurried in from the cold and into the welcoming atmosphere at the restaurant. When customers first walk in the very first thing that catches their eye is the sushi cooks, preparing the sushi and placing it on top of the counter for the waiters and waitresses to take away to hungry guests. We had arrived for our 7pm dinner reservations with hungry stomachs and seeing the sushi and various desserts on that counter made me really hungry. I thought about grabbing a plate. I didn’t. Don’t worry.
With our party of six, we were sat at a large booth near the back of the place, the lighting was very calm and didn’t pan out all too great for my grown up camera, but my iPhone managed to take some not-orange ones. Above our table was a really cool chandelier, which was either made from blown glass (my opinion) or plastic which made for a ten minute conversation piece. Whether it was glass or plastic, it was very cool looking.
We took some time to mull over the menu, which was fixed for New Years, and decided that the sushi we saw walking into Crave looked too good not to pass up and ordered some for an appetizer to start off. I usually stick to the California Roll for sushi and while my uncle had ordered that, I tried out my parents’ choice of Bamboo Bite Sushi which has tempura shrimp, cream cheese, avocado and
As we waited for our main courses, we sipped on our drinks. Wine for my mom, beer for my step-father, strawberry lemonade for my uncle and I. Our main dishes finally arrived, and as I glanced around the table, they all looked delicious. I had settled on the Pesto Chicken.
The Crave’s pesto chicken is decorated with greek yogurt pesto sauce, melted fresh mozerella, roasted new potatoes and rainbow cauliflower. I don’t know if it was because I was so hungry or the fact that all of the flavors worked together really well, I thought this was delicious. Amazing. I would definitely go back and order this again, I wasn’t even able to finish off the plate. I’m really glad I had chosen this as my last great meal of 2015.
After filling our stomachs, not saving enough room for dessert, we trudged off to the car to surprise some family friends who were having their own New Years Eve party.
If you’re ever in Edina, or near Minneapolis or even a Crave restaurant in general, I would suggest going! They have a wide variety of foods and flavors for anyone. You can check out the menu right here.
Did you have a special meal for New Years Eve? Or even Christmas? Have you ever been to this restaurant? What’s your favorite dish?
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