Tartare. When we look that up in the dictionary, there’s an empty plate and a smiling person sitting there.
The Bison Tartare at Heyday, in the LynLake neighborhood, fits this definition aptly and it’s a crowd pleaser for sure.
Before ordering it, you ought to know that this is Jim Christiansen’s first solo restaurant. In the biz for 20+ years, he’s worked at the likes of La Belle Vie, Sea Change and Il Gatto. What opened up his mind was his trip to Copenhagen in 2012, where he indulged in an internship that forever changed his culinary perspective. One that he has brought into Minneapolis for good.
The Bison Tartare is a strong emulation of the new American fare that Heyday is hoping to portray to its diners. With rutabaga, pistachio and corn it’s a finessed plate that is well seasoned and shows respect for its ingredients.
There is so much more from this menu to go for though. Four course meals run $54 or Brunch, where you get 2 plates and a coffee or cocktail go for $28.
You’ll visit this place more than once, so plenty of time to explore each dish. Bring some friends, your appetite and enjoy.