ZZest Cafe & Bar :: We’ve Closed

ZZest Cafe & Bar :: We’ve Closed

ZZest Cafe is now CLOSED. Thank you friends for a really FUN (almost) 8 years! Though we are sad to see ZZest Cafe end, please know a little zest (without an extra Z) will always be a part of any thing we do. The Lunch Counter remains the little sister of ZZest and yes, skordalia is safe there. The Market right next door, still stocks artisan hand crafted cheeses, and all the stuff to go with. Remember this, the same Chef who created Chef Tastings… that’s Justin, created Porch’s fried chicken and smoked meats. If you’ve been to Porch you know, it is simple food, done amazing! ZZest diehards will find comfort in Cellar, opening soon, in the basement of Porch. Some of the decor will look very familiar, along with chef (that’s the key word again) inspired small plates/bar bites. Of course we don’t want to forget to mention ZZest worthy cocktails (that Old Fashioned), a unique and pretty damn cool wine list and of course beer. Stay tuned for our newest concept, a Burger Bar (name announced soon)! We know what you are thinking… but, it’s not your Daddy’s burger place. (Pun intended, Jerry Zubay.) AND there’s a chef behind it! Stay Tuned! xxxooo Your ZZest Family   ( Questions & Answers About Our Closing ) I have a ZZest gift card, now what? All ZZest gift cards that were purchased (i.e., paid for), will still be honored at our other locations. We will be happy to see you at Porch, Cellar, ZZest Lunch Counter or ZZest Market, or anything else we dream up! #staytuned! I have...
@ THE BAR :: DRINKS

@ THE BAR :: DRINKS

[ Recipes ] [ Food Stories ] [ Talent ] [ ZZest Stories & Press ] House Cocktails $9 each the northern woods . boreal cedar gin. creme de cassis . black pepper syrup . lemon juice when in rome . sparkling wine . house raspberry cordial . black pepper syrup . peach liqueur . lemon . bolivar bitters lady in red . tito’s vodka. blackberry & sage syrup. creme de cassis. ginger syrup. lemon house old fashioned elijah craig . simple syrup . house-made aromatized bitters . dehydrated orange manhattan . 45th parallel small batch rye whiskey . carpano antica sweet vermouth . angostura . cherry Spirits Neat . Rocks . Mixed Tito’s Vodka . 7 Elijah Craig 12yr Bourbon . 7 New Richmond Rye Whiskey. 7 Death’s Door Gin . 8 Plymouth Gin . 8 Vikre Boreal Cedar Gin . 8 El Dorado 12yr Rum . 12 Ocho Reposado Tequila . 11 Centenario Anejo Tequila . 13 La Familia X-Anejo Tequila. 19 TAP BEER { All $6 } Sociable Ciderwerks English Cider . MN . crisp . unfiltered . light . wine-like apple flavor Insight Saison . MN . sweet . sour . smooth . citrus light effervescence . sauv blanc infused Insight Dankbot IPA . MN .hoppy . citrus . piney . smooth Castle Danger 17-7 Pale Ale . WI . citrus nose . light hop . easy finish Bottles & Cans { All $6 } Fair State Brewing Sour Ale . MN hibiscus-infused . tart . crisp . refreshing Insight Saison Blanc . MN . sauvignon blanc grapes . floral . lightly sweet . crisp...
ZZest Cafe & Bar :: Our Closing

ZZest Cafe & Bar :: Our Closing

( Questions & Answers About Our Closing ) I have a ZZest gift card, now what? All ZZest gift cards that were purchased (i.e., paid for), will be honored at the other locations if you are unable to come in before closing. We will be happy to see you at Porch, Cellar, ZZest Lunch Counter or ZZest Market, or anything else we dream up! Our reservations are open until Sept.16. Please call 507-424-0080 should you like to experience one of your favorite dishes one last time.. I have a $25/$10 card, it’s the size of a business card can I use that? These cards were a generous promo and have been phased out over the last 6 months. At this point most would be beyond a reasonable expiration date, and the goal to promote the cafe, is obviously no longer necessary . We appreciate you understanding that we have closed the books on these. I have a gift certificate that I purchased at a raffle/fundraising dinner, how about that? Honestly, these would be quite outdated. For the past 4 years (at least), we have donated gift baskets from the market. If something slipped through the cracks and it was issued recently, we would be happy to replace the card for a basket. What about my customer loyalty card from Lunch Counter? Again, these have been purposely phased out over the last 6 months. For the few that remain out there, we will accept one, one time only. Again the goal was to promote the cafe.  If you have been stock piling, we apologize, but we need to close the books...

ZZest Lunch Counter Menu

order online here menu and prices subject to change SOUP All $4.25 cup and expertly garnished chicken kale sweet potato . roasted red pepper bisque . butternut squash apple FALL / WINTER SPECIAL any cold 1/2 sandwich or 1/2 salad PLUS soup only $8.95 GREENS #21 BEET SALAD goat cheese . hazelnuts . mixed greens . honey vinaigrette . $8.95 #22 CHICKEN SALAD same as sandwich less bread . $7.95 #23 KALE SALAD apple . radish . grapes . marcona almonds . goat cheese . green goddess dressing . $6.95 #24 HOUSE PULLED MOZZARELLAfresh tomato . mixed greens . basil . balsamic . $6.95 #25 SKORDALIA white beans . peppers . potato . marcona almonds . lemon oil . greens . $6.95 #26 COUSCOUS SALAD arugula . curry . dried cherries . pear . feta . almond . $7.9 #28 TUNA SALAD greens . Vindaloo curry . sweet drop peppers . feta . pomegranate vinaigrette . $7.95 menu and prices subject to change SWEETS chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin or sugar each with a little extra zzest $1.00 SANDWICHES #1 THE KING PRIME RIB brown butter batard . horseradish parmesan sauce . $11.951/2 $7.95 #2 PASTRAMI rye . swiss . mama lil’s remoulade . $10.95 #3 HOUSE PULLED MOZZARELLA SANDWICH baguette . fresh tomato . basil . balsamic . $8.95 #4 THE CLUB . hero roll . ham . turkey . Nueskes bacon . tomato . lettuce . onion . aioli . $8.95 #5 COLD ROAST BEEF . roasted jalapeo aioli . provolone . green $8.95 #6 SMOKED BRISKET hero roll . kimchi BBQ . onion . Tony’s pickles ....
PLATTERS

PLATTERS

platter menu meetings . parties . gatherings 48 hour notice please order online here Cheese & Charcuterie Boards Cheese Board seasonal and dried fruits . hand selected chutney or spread . baguette 10-15 serving $70 20-30 servings $135 Charcuterie Board prosciutto. pates . salami . plus all the accompaniments , baguette 10-15 serving $70 20-30 servings $135 Add Crackers 10-15 serving $13 20-30 servings $25 For a SPREAD Skordalia! from the days of Broadstreet Cafe, only better! White bean spread garlic and a hint of lemon oil 6-8 serving $34 10-12 servings $50 FRESH MOZZARELLAPlatter 6-8 serving $49 10-12 servings $79 $5-10 Add salami / prosciutto $10 – 15   Full Baguette Sandwiches $24.95 each portions can be cut in 3 (standard) or 4 or 6 Choose from: TRUFFLED PIGGIE ham . swiss . truffled aioli . mushroom onions CHICKEN SALAD celery . onion . dried berries . greens . TURKEY & BRIE fig almond spread . mixed greens . ITALIAN STALLION salami . ham . mortadella . provolone . dijon . mama lil’s TUNA SALAD Vindaloo curry . sweety drop peppers . feta . pomegranate vinaigrette MARKET CHEESE it changes . please ask PRIME RIBFull size ONLY serves 2-4 $24.95 MEATBALLFull size ONLY serves 2-4$24.95 Salads BEET SALAD goat cheese . hazelnuts . mixed greens . honey vinaigrette 6-8 serving $56 10-12 servings $75 KALE SALAD apple . radish . grapes . marcona almonds . goat cheese . green goddess dressing 6-8 serving $49 10-12 servings $72 COUSCOUS SALAD arugula . curry . dried cherries . pear . feta . almond 6-8 serving $56 10-12 servings $75 You...