TODAY IS NATIONAL NAPOLEON DAY, NATIONAL SALAMI DAY, NATIONAL BEER LOVERS’ DAY, AND NATIONAL ACORN SQUASH DAY!
We’ll try to be brief.
Acorn squash, and many fall/winter squashes, are great additions to most meals. Whether you want to make them savory or a little sweet (SPom uses maple pepper), just mash ’em up and you’re good to go.
But really want we want to focus on is how we knocked out three of these food holidays at one place. It’s very dear to us: Cosetta’s in St. Paul. Imagine walking into an large building with beautiful wooden structure, delicious looking cakes in a bakery window, the smell of marinara, and the sound of Louis Prima.
This captures about 1/3 of the cafeteria-style area
The Italian Hero is what we’re after!
Salami sandwich. Boom.
Their pasticceria is also gorgeous, with some of the most elaborate looking desserts you’ve ever seen. They also have unbeatable gelato – a cioccolatto, for example, that cannot be matched anywhere.
Okay, pause here. Napoleon, yes, is very much related to Napoleon Bonaparte. Really, this dessert is a Mille-feuille, a many-many-layered pastry with cream and all sorts of goodies. Of course, French people in the 18th-19th centuries associate such a grande dessert with the grande guy himself.
So why at an Italian place? This is hands down the best Napoleon in the Twin Cities. The cream is on point. The layers are delicate and fluffy. And the top is beautiful, as you can see. Most Italian versions of the mille-feuille are actually savory with stuff like spinach and cheese, but Cosetta’s does the classic. So there you go.
Cosetta’s also has a great beer selection of local stuff for beer lovers!
Phew, we made it! I guess this makes up for tomorrow, which doesn’t have an OFFICIAL food holiday. But we are going to MAKE ONE UP!
That’s right! We declare tomorrow… NATIONAL HONEYCRISP APPLE DAY!