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Testimonials & Accolades

Is there an Alice Waters of American baking? If so it might well be Minneapolis’ Lynn Gordon, who, as a health-minded macrobiotic cook in 1985, had her neighborhood cafe and yeast-free bakery certified as the country’s first organic bakery. Later, she was instrumental in the United States’ legal fight to allow hemp seeds in food, and founded the People’s Organic quick-serve chain. Many of Gordon’s relationships with farmers predate any American notion of a farmto-table movement. But more importantly, her food is made with care and passion – and is always delicious.”

- Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery

TLCC is edited by Jill Dupleix, Giles Coren and fifty of the world’s leading food writers

“French Meadow has led, articulated, and demonstrated everything right and good about food in America in the last several decades: championing organics before there really was such a thing; promoting sustainable agriculture; making and serving slow food; and generally providing a tasty little oasis of thoughtful and healthy living since the dawn of time. Or 1985, more specifically.”

- Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, James Beard Award-winning food & wine writer.

“Thank you so much again for last night, and for everything you have done for us! You have been amazing and exactly what we needed through all of this planning! Every part of the evening was a dream, and none of it would have been a reality without all of your hard work! So thank you, thank you, thank you! :)”

- Megan

“Thank you for being so organized and putting all of the details together. I was not stressed the day of because I had total confidence things would be done well. I received so many comments about the beautiful space and good food. There were a lot of rave reviews about the cake, too!”

- Kristin

“I heard nothing but good! The food, the venue, the servers… The attendees appreciated it all and had a great time. Rarely do I have time to enjoy a meal during a party…. It was marvelous! Thank you for all the extra attention. Thank you for a memorable evening.”

- Judy

"Thank you for your wonderful venue and for helping to make our exciting time even more wonderful!"

- Kim

“The whole day was PERFECT. The staff were wonderful - very thoughtful and so sweet! French Meadow definitely exceeded our expectations!

- Emily

Everything was just wonderful. The food was excellent, Tracy was outstanding…..we never had to wait for anything and she could not have been more helpful! Thank you so much and the next time we have an event I will definitely think of the French Meadow first!

I’m just so impressed with everything from start to finish. Thank you so much again!


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Depict Photography 

Daniela Rollin Photography 

Abigail Berge Photography 

Eileen K. Photography