The venerable Fitger’s Brewery Complex, in Duluth, Minnesota, dates from the late 1800s, and when beer production ceased a few decades ago, local businessmen saved the series of buildings and turned them into a boutique inn, shops, and restaurants. The 62 room inn offers great view of Lake Superior, and easy access to downtown, as well as Canal Park, via the waterfront Lake Walk, a 7.5 mile pathway along the shore, used by walkers, joggers, bicyclists and skaters.
Within the complex are four restaurants and two nightclubs, and the Midi Restaurant and Wine Bar has a new ‘mash-up’ menu, offering Meditteranean cuisine (including small plates), local specialties, and, as a tip of the hat to the brewery’s origin, a few German plates. Food is served from 7AM until late.
Minnesota Burger Bureau Chief Kawika, accompanied by pals including local balladeer Todd Eckhart, celebrated the big man’s birthday at Midi, imbibing on the Midi Gourmet Burger, a half found of premium grind from Minnesota’s Unger Meats, adored with caramelized onions, havarti cheese, lettuce and tomato, with a side of sweet potato fries. Midi features a dozen ala carte sides, ranging from spaetzle to cous cous, and Minnesota wild rice, of course.
Dessert was a traditionally prepared but uniquely plated crepe suzette.
The party was more than satisfied with the food and attentive service, and the birthday boy pronounced the burger as completely over the top.
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Midi Restaurant and Wine Bar Review