Thursday, July 25, 2013

Great baby shower spot in the twin cities.

Last weekend, my college girlfriends and I put together a small baby shower for our friend Bonnie and her husband Matt, who are expecting their first baby (a BOY!) in January. Bonnie and Matt drove up to the Twin Cities from Iowa for a family get-together, so I needed to find a spot near their hotel to host a quick luncheon/baby shower on a Sunday afternoon, as they needed to get back to Iowa at a decent time.

Bonnie and Matt were staying at a hotel near the Mall of America, so I booked one of the semi-private rooms at the brand new Fire Lake Restaurant at Radisson Blu for the baby shower at 1:30 p.m. on a Sunday. I thought this room wouldn't be anything special (just a regular semi-private room at a hotel restaurant), but BOY was I wrong!

Not only is this semi-private room FREE of charge on Sundays, but it is spectacular and PERFECT for a baby shower... especially for a baby boy! The room is decorated in these gorgeous blue velvet curtains, and surrounded by a really pretty distressed wood, giving this room a rich and contemporary feel. Our service was exceptional, and there was no minimum charge to use this room. Nice! Parking was free and located right next to the hotel and restaurant, so you don't need to find parking at the Mall of America and walk. The staff at Fire Lake let us show up a few minutes early to put up a few decorations (some balloons, a sign, and gifts), and Mama and Papa-To-Be Bonnie and Matt were really surprised! The food was very reasonably priced, and absolutely delicious. The event staff gave me the option (during the planning process) of doing a set menu for about $21 to $26/person (includes a starter, entree, and desert), but we opted to order off the menu individually. For five of us to have lunch and a bottle of wine, it was about $120 (including tax and tip), and was worth every penny! Fire Lake's chefs use local meats, freshwater fish, produce and dairy, which is something we all can appreciate.

Left to right - Bonnie, Me, Carrie, and Sara

Walking into the semi-private room at the brand new
Fire Lake Restaurant at Radisson Blu near
the Mall of America.

Chicken sandwich and a salad. Delicious!

Turkey Burger and Fries. Nom!

If you're looking for the perfect spot to host a Sunday afternoon baby shower with a small group of people, book the blue semi-private room at Fire Lake Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Hotel next to the Mall of America.

Contact: Kelsey Busch at Fire Lake
Radisson Blu Mall of America, Bloomington
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting

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