MINNEAPOLIS (January 25, 2017) – Throughout February, FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar hosts a number of special events at both Minneapolis Downtown and Mall of America locations. Spend Fridays after work at the Gourmet Hot Chocolate Pop-Up Bar at FireLake Minneapolis Downtown, indulge in a three-course dinner for Valentine’s Day available at both locations, and enjoy craft spirits at the J. Carver reception at FireLake Mall of America on February 23.


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Groundhog Day Chili Cook Off

On Thursday, February 2 FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Downtown’s team will face off in the restaurant’s annual Chili Cook Off. The staff will dish out their best pots of chili to diners for the chance to be named the FireLake Chili Champion. This free event offers guests a tasting of each chili, and their chance to weigh in on the Chili Cook Off winner. Guests are invited to stop by the FireLake Cocktail Bar from 5-7 p.m. and also sip on $3 tap beer while indulging in a variety of chili.


Gourmet Hot Cocoa Pop Up Bar

On Friday, February 3, 10, and 24, Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown and FireLake invite the whole family to escape the Minnesota cold and warm up at the hotel’s first Gourmet Hot Cocoa Pop-Up Bar. From 4-6 p.m. on each of the designated Fridays, the hotel lobby will be a winter haven boasting three special gourmet hot chocolate drinks inspired by truffles from partner St. Croix Chocolate Company, who will be onsite on February 3. The hot chocolate menu includes The Mamacita, with layered chocolate, three types of chili, vanilla, cinnamon, and dulce de leche caramel, The St. Croix Creamy, with chocolate ganache and gianduja, and The Icy Mint, with bright peppermint and dark chocolate. These non-alcoholic hot cocoas are complimentary for guests and locals. Hot cocoa cocktails will be available in FireLake for the entire month of February, where The Mamacita becomes an adult cocktail, made with Fireball, Absolut Vanilla, Absolut Peppar, Godiva Chocolate, and caramel with a cocoa/chipotle powder rim and The St. Croix Creamy gets souped-up with Frangelico, hazelnut syrup and Godiva Chocolate, and The Icy Mint gets adorned with Rumple Minze and Frangelico.


Galentine’s Day Wine & Canvas Dinner

On February 13, FireLake Minneapolis Downtown offers an alternative to Valentine’s Day with a Galentine’s Day Wine & Canvas event in their private dining room from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring friends, family or special loved ones in for a night of fun painting Wine & Canvas’ custom design, Reaching Branches, with a special menu available including King Crab and Shrimp Fondue, Chicken and Goat Cheese Pizza, half-priced wine by the bottle and fabulous cocktails, and festive gift bags. Tickets are available for $35 and attendance is limited. Reservations can be made at   


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Minneapolis Restaurant Week

As Restaurant Week approaches, FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Mall of America unveils its multi-course menus available for both lunch and dinner February 19-24. For $15, guests can enjoy a three-course lunch, which includes a soup or salad, choice of a petite sandwich including FireLake Reuben or Popover Prime Rib Dip, and a homemade snickerdoodle cookie to complete the meal with a sweet treat. For dinner, guests can enjoy the full FireLake experience beginning with a soup or salad, choice of an entrée such as the Apple Pecan Smoked Pork Chop or Wood Fire Grilled Alaskan Salmon, and Warm Lavazza Coffee Custard for dessert. FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar’s Restaurant Week dinner menu is $35 plus tax. To make a reservation at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Mall of America, please call (952) 851-4040 or book online.


J. Carver Tasting Reception

On Thursday, February 23, FireLake Mall of America hosts Waconia, Minnesota based J. Carver Distillery for a one-night only reception showcasing the best of Minnesota cuisine paired with J. Carver cocktails. J. Carver Distillery creates artisanal craft spirits made with the highest quality ingredients that are sourced locally and domestically, while the copper stills used are from Germany’s oldest fabricator mixing the old-world tradition with local ingredients to create superb spirits. Executive Chef Dinesh Jayawardena offers a pairing menu including Herb Crusted Pork Loin with Mushroom Fava Bean Risotto and a Star Anise Coriander Honey Glaze, which pairs with the J. Carver Gin Mule, and the Pit Smoked Olivia Beef Steamship with Dijon Horseradish Sauce, FireLake Steak Sauce with Shepherd Rolls, which pairs perfectly with the Bourbon Manhattan. The reception goes from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are available for $49 per person, and reservations can be made by calling 952.851.4040.



Valentine’s Day Three Course Menu – Minneapolis Downtown and Mall of America

Guests are invited to take their special someone to FireLake on February 14 for an exquisite three-course menu at either location. The menu from Executive Chef Dinesh Jayawardena, FireLake Mall of America, features a Frisée Marche Salad, Surf & Turf with Port Braised Snake River Farm Beef Coulotte, and finishes with a Classic Chocolate Fondant. This three-course menu is available for $55 per person and reservations can be made by calling 952-851-4040. Executive Chef Jim Kyndberg at FireLake Minneapolis Downtown offers guests options for each course, such as Charcoal Grilled Oysters or Venison Carpaccio to start, followed by choice of West Coast Dover Sole, Rotisserie Prime Rib, or Tuxedo Barley Risotto, and ends with a Dark Chocolate Torte. The three-course dinner begins with a glass of prosecco and starts at $49 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 612-216-3473.


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