Bill and I had a fabulous dining experience in North Minneapolis. We had been to a meeting near DeLaSalle and decided to stop for a late dinner at a relatively new restaurant on Hennepin Avenue called Ginger Hop. It's described as "East meets N.E." and has a wonderful menu of asian delights.
We met one of the owners, John, who recommended the Green Curry with Shrimp and the Almond Chicken Stir Fry. Both were great. The curry was spicy, rich and full of tender shrimp and fresh seasonal vegetables. The stir fry was a nice compliment with a rich garlic sauce and toasty almonds. All this with 2 glasses of a John suggested wine, Alexander Valley Temptation Zinfandel, for $43.00 - worth every penny, and then some.
We had a nice chat with John and learned that the restaurant has been there about a year. They also own a nightclub downstairs called Honey where they serve up food, drinks and excellent jazz
I love to find a new spot and we are looking forward to going back soon with friends and neighbors.
Please join us or stop by if you are in the mood for a terrific asian meal.