• Fig + Farro Offers Plant-Based Fare That's Made for Everyone

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

    You don’t have to be vegetarian to appreciate the food. 

  • Fig + Farro Offers Plant-Based Fare That's Made for Everyone

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

    You don’t have to be vegetarian to appreciate the food. 

  • Fig + Farro Offers Plant-Based Fare That's Made for Everyone

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

    You don’t have to be vegetarian to appreciate the food. 

Peeking through the window of Fig + Farro on a summer night, expect to be greeted by the sight of people lounging on an ornate rug in the corner, surrounded by plush pillows, or maybe laughing as they enjoy plates meant to be shared or sipping cocktails over conversation at the community table. The eatery opened in January 2018, and its global, plant-based small plates and community focus has earned it recognition throughout the Twin Cities.

The menu is entirely vegetarian, with plenty of vegan options. “There has been a lot of demand for a true vegetarian restaurant [in Minneapolis],” says Thomas Dambrine, co-founder of Fig + Farro. Groups are welcome at the establishment, which can seat 160 in its 6,000-square-foot space. Most of the seating in the restaurant is at community tables, seating two to 12 guests. “For larger groups, the chefs will bring out small plate dishes from different cuisines,” says Dambrine. 

Customers can enjoy watching the chefs at work in the open kitchen, or sit in the patio space that opens onto the street. The space has large bay windows that are open on sunny days. “Although we have a full bar, our approach is more family friendly,” says Dambrine. “We are definitely trying to aim to customers from all over.” 

Minnesota offers vibrant autumn color and provides a kaleidoscopic backdrop for your event.

New England often gets the most credit for its spectacular fall color, but many rank Minnesota in the top tier for seasonal beauty, making fall an ideal time for meetings anywhere in the state. From the North Shore of Lake Superior to the Twin Cities and Rochester, there are a variety of venues with ideal seasonal settings that can cater to groups of all sizes. 

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Experience Rochester MN appointed Angie Richards to the position of vice president of sales. She previously held the position of area director of sales for Avra Hospitality in Rochester, Minn. 

Richards will lead Experience Rochester MN’s sales team, which is responsible for the booking of meetings, conventions, and other events at Mayo Civic Center as well as group sales for the entire city.

 

Radisson Blu Mall of America promoted Kate Anastasi to director of sales and marketing. Anastasi has been with the Radisson Blu Mall of America team for eight years and has held many support and leadership roles within the sales team. She had most recently served as the assistant director of sales and marketing. Anastasi won the 2021 Radisson Blu Manager of the Year award.