Nightingale will be closed on Monday August 28th for maintenance.
We will re-open on Tuesday August 29th for regular service.
Check back in the near future for information about our upcoming Annual Tomato Dinner on Monday September 11th.
As always, reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 612.354.7060
We are debuting 3 new menu items today! Please stop in and try them:
-Chilled melon and habanero soup with jicama slaw and buttermilk
-Smoked lamb ribs with green harissa and chickpeas
-Tomato and goat cheese lasagna with parmigiano and local broccoli
We look forward to serving you!
“Featured Wines” are a new aspect of our menu to showcase varietals, regions, and styles that we love. In honor of our upcoming wine dinner on July 24th, we have two wines this week that highlight the region Vallee d’Aoste in Northern Italy. Our event is sold out and we are so looking forward to that evening. In featuring these wines, more people to have the opportunity partake in the fun and adventure!
Both of this week’s wines are from the Grosjean family winery. Their Fumin has been on our wine list for several years. We love this winery because, in addition to making great wines, they employ all organic and natural farming methods and completely avoid the use of pesticides. The winery was established in 1781 and has been passed generationally since.
Vallee d’Aoste is Italy’s smallest and highest elevation D.O.C. Surrounded by the alps, the hot, arid summers are perfect for winemaking and the sloped hills make mechanical farming methods nearly impossible.
The white wine feature is Petite Arvine. 70% of the wine is aged on lees while the other 30% is barrique aged. The result is a complex, balanced wine with great acid structure and reminiscent of pink grapefruit. Try this with our Seared Ahi Tuna.
The featured red is their Gamay. Traditionally a Burgundian varietal, gamay grows well on the high, steep slopes of the winery. The gamay is harvested in mid-september and aged in stainless steel tanks. The finished product shows soft tannins and a strawberry bouquet. Try this with our Meat Plate!
Each wine is $12 per glass and $48 per bottle. Half glass pours ($6) are also available.
If you would like to know more about the Grosjean label please click HERE.
Please join us on Monday July 24th at 7pm, along with John Paine of Rosenthal Wine Merchants and Kate Eckblad of Rootstock Wine Company, for a lovely dinner exploring the wines of the smallest (and most elevated) grape growing region of Italy, Valle d’Aosta. Bordered by France and Switzerland, this region in the uppermost corner of Italy is home to quite a few native varietals you may have not yet heard of.
Chef Dan Berger has put together a beautiful menu to highlight the wines & food traditions of Valle d’Aosta, as well as summer produce in Minnesota. We hope you will join us.
Reservations are quite limited. Make yours now by calling 612.354.7060
Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle Metodo Classico,
Ermes Pavese 2013
House-cured Bresoala, Cultured Butter, Black Bread
Petite Arvine, Grosjean 2014
Buratta with Local Raw & Cooked Vegetables
caeser dressing, dill pollen
Petite Rouge, Danilo Thomain Enfer d’Arvier 2014
Potato Gnocchi, Sweet Corn, Chanterelles
Fumin, Grosjean 2009
Roasted Duck Breast & Leg, Figs, Polenta
Vino de Uve Stramatura “Ninive”, Ermes Pavese 2013
Milk & Honey Panna Cotta, Peaches, Anise cookie
$70 includes tax
Nightingale will be closed Tuesday July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
Have a happy and safe holiday!
We will reopen Wednesday July 5th at 4 P.M. for regular service. We look forward to seeing you!
Please call 612.354.7060 for reservations.
Enjoy the flavors of summer with our new Market Salad. This one features delicate butter lettuce, cherries, pecorino fresca, and a marcona almond vinaigrette.
Have a Happy and Safe Pride weekend!
Thanks for a great party this weekend for Open Streets!
Visit us this week and try our delicious new summer menu items: Avocado Toast served on housemade brown rice bread with pickled ramp gremolata or Seared Ahi Tuna on lush bed of white beans and garlic aioli. The weather is great and we have the perfect answer to whatever you’re in the mood for.
As always, please call 612.354.7060 for reservations.
This Sunday, June 4th, is the 6th Annual Open Streets Festival. Lyndale Avenue will be closed to car traffic and open to pedestrians and bicycles. Open Streets is sponsored in part by the City of Minneapolis is order to promote local business and to reframe our streets as public spaces. We are very excited for this event. We will have specials all day and there may even be, weather permitting, a couple guest stars from our sister restaurant, Tilt. (Think–playing pinball outside!).
You can learn more about Open Streets here.
One of our yearly spring favorites has returned to the menu! This will be the 4th year the Asparagus dish as appeared on the menu. Fresh, grilled asparagus served with a housemade garlicky, gingery kimchi and miso hollandaise. Come enjoy and sample our other new spring menu items! New hits include the Carrot & Goat Cheese Ravioli with pea shoot pesto as well as the English Pea Tartare with coconut cream and radishes. Spring is short lived and these dishes highlight the best of the season.
We look forward to serving you. As always, please call 612.354.7060
And a huge Thank You to everyone who dined with us for Mother’s Day!
Big thanks to everyone who came out for Dine Out for Life last week! It was a fun and great night! Because of you, we were able to raise over $1000 for the Aliveness Project. Thank you so much for your activism and support!