The Minneapolis Club kitchen is renowned not just for its service and evolving menus, but for its consistent balance of variety and quality. Try your hand at one of our staff’s favorite creations with this delectable recipe straight from the minds of the Minneapolis Club kitchen.
Minneapolis Club Pastry Chef Ali Boril is always busy creating sweet confections and sweeter memories. Her panna cotta is a member favorite – a dessert rich enough to bring out the sweet tooth in anyone, made of sweet cream and yogurt molded with gelatin. Here’s how she makes it.
18 oz Heavy Cream
1/2 C Greek Yogurt
1/4 C Sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon powdered gelatin
1.5 teaspoons Salt
zest of one lemon and/or orange
- Put all ingredients except gelatin into a pot and bring to a boil.
- Whisk in gelatin and continue stirring about one minute.
- Take off heat (strain if necessary), pour into serving glass or silicone mold.
- If serving in a glass, refrigerate at least 2-3 hours, or until the gelatin sets.
- If serving in a mold, freeze all the way and unmold.
Panna cotta mixture can be held in the refrigerator wrapped for 5 days or in the freezer for 3 months.
2 C Flour
1/4 C Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
8 oz Butter, cubed
2 oz water
- Mix flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Add the cubed butter in increments until about pea sized.
- Slowly add water and mix until a dough forms.*
- Roll onto a floured surface and cut desired shapes.
- Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.
- Serve on the bottom of panna cotta, or use as a cookie if serving in a glass.
*If dough is too wet, add more flour. If dough is too dry, add more water.
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Get ready for an event experience unlike anything the Minneapolis Club has seen in more than 100 years: Roaring 20s in 2020.
The Minneapolis Club Inaugural Governor’s Ball will be held March 7, from 6 o’clock in the evening to 11, exclusively for members and their invited guests.
RSVP by Friday, Feb. 28, to secure your spot in this amazing experience. Call 612-332-2292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
$125 Food & Experience includes all NA beverages. $60 Bar package option, or drink orders can be cash or member charge. The $250 VIP Experience provides two groups of 8 with private seating, complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, Chef’s choice platter for the table and personal server for drink orders.
Art Deco Ambiance
Revel in the vibe and art deco ambiance of the Roaring 20s. Greeted with a champagne cocktail or sparkling seltzer, you and your guests will be enveloped by live music the moment you step inside the Clubhouse—courtesy of George Faber & the Icons. After check-in, step onto the “red carpet” to commemorate this delightful evening with a stunning photograph.
With stemmed glass in hand, ascend the staircase to the second floor, where the party begins. Make your way to the Martini Ice Luge in the Lounge for a special indulgence. As you visit with friends, reveal the secret signal to gain access to the Speakeasy Pub where famous 1920s cocktails are stirred. Or visit the Library for libations. In the spirit of the 20s, NA cocktails also await at each location.
Food stations from Executive Chef Håken Lundberg create a fabulous feast. Catch your fill of lobster and seafood in the Sun Room or wander back to the Lounge for the Carver and Sides Station, where a selection of meats and sides awaits. The Library hosts the Dessert and Cheese Board Station with a Chocolate Fountain and Small Dessert Bites, fresh creations from our very creative Pastry Chef Ali Boril. And of course, a coffee bar is available.
Let Us Entertain You
As you sip, nibble and mingle, try your hand at blackjack and three hand poker or leave your mug shot in the photo booth – everything a duke or dame needs to have a good time! At 9:00 pm, we roll back the rugs to cut loose on the dance floor. The first half hour features big band favorites, with Swing Dancers inspiring us through the evening. At 9:30 pm, George Faber & the Icons show off their musical genius as the contemporary tunes take over.
From kitchen delights to big band swing from live musicians plus bountiful beverages and late night snacks, this is an event not to miss.
Dress to the Nines
Roaring 20s attire appreciated. Black tie attire is admired, not required. Want to go the extra mile? Join the fun by wearing your best zoot suit, pintuck dress, fedora or feathered headband to complete the Roaring 20s experience!
See you there, guys and dolls!