The 90s nostalgia continues inside Travail’s residency on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis with the final extended pop-up. The chef collective has been rotating through several restaurant concepts and the final one will be an ode to Tim McKee’s long departed Spanish restaurant Solera. Tickets go on sale today.
Serving tapas in downtown Minneapolis, Solera ended its ten year run in 2015. When it first opened, McKee and a crew of chefs that have gone on to lead their own successful kitchens served dishes that are sorely missed like crispy croquettes, stuffed piquillo peppers, tantalizing little octopus bites and more. The just-released menu shows many of the greatest hits will be making a comeback.
Robbinsdale’s chef collective, Travail, have been working with McKee for their restaurant’s final pop-up inside their Minneapolis residency. Travail’s run inside 1930 Hennepin has included runs of Umami, a revisit of an Asian pop-up they had done years ago; then Homage, in partnership with chef Doug Flicker who had run the seminal 90s fine-dining destination Auriga; and now KUA, a Mexican partnership with chef Gustavo Romero.
The revisited Solera will close out the residency. Travail’s chefs have been biding their time while a new restaurant for them is being constructed in downtown Robbinsdale.
Like the other residencies, Solera will sell tickets for the full dining room, tasting menu experience and serve a special bar menu where seats will be available on a first come first served basis. Solera dinners begin on September 20.
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