Oh, spoiled thee! Tonight, I had a meatless dinner at French Meadow in Minneapolis. This fine establishment is so nice as to label the menu with vegan and gluten free (nice to not have to dig and ask a lot of questions...oh, and to have options!)
I had organic butternut squash gnocchi with wild mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, garlic and organic arugula. Um, yeah.. meat don't have nothing on butternut squash and wild mushrooms. The gnocchi didn't quite reach cloud status and the dish overall was a little saltier and more oily than I would prefer, but still a good dish.
For dessert, they offer three vegan options. Once I saw decadent turtle cake with its layers of moist chocolate cake, toasted pecans and housemade caramel, I was sold. If you're not feeling as decadent, you can opt for a fruit crisp or berry tart. Note: although it is listed under the vegan menu the house-made whipped cream that comes with the fruit crisp is not vegan.
Overall, I enjoyed my experience at French Meadow and will return for a vegan date night soon.