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Piano Bar

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For three decades, Dan Chouinard has been a pianist and accordionist for a who’s who of Twin Cities performers, an enabler of community sing-a-longs, and a writer of hit shows for radio and stage. Chouinard is a veteran of A Prairie Home Companion and most every major theatrical and music stage in town, and he’s excited to return to a piano bar after a 20-year break.

We’re excited to announce that that piano bar is downstairs at Forepaugh’s!

Bring your requests and join Dan from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday evenings throughout November and December.

Halloween at Forepaugh’s

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It’s 1920 and the circus is coming to town!  The troupe of performers is boarding at Forepaugh’s while in Saint Paul.   Each character has his or her own room and a mesmerizing talent they’re dying to show off!

This interesting cast of characters invites you to have some fun in our house!!

Get your fortune told from the mysterious woman behind the crystal ball; warm up by the fire throwers; engage in conversation with the mime; be spellbound by the magician; rap with the contortionist; and sing along with the bearded lady in Forepaugh’s new piano bar!!!

Compete in our best costume contest.  Enjoy fabulous fare and spirited libations along the way.  Reunite with old friends and make new ones.  Meet up with Molly? Be a VIP and visit with Jessica Freeburg from Ghost Stories Inc. and co-author (Jay Asher) of “Piper.”  Freeburg will sign your copy of this eerie re-telling of the Pied Piper being released on October 31st!

But, most importantly, come have some Halloween fun!

It’s all happening on All Hallow’s Eve, of course.  For $80 per person, you’ll be treated to a smokin’ welcome cocktail; an array of fabulous appetizers; and an evening memories (or nightmares) are made from.

Oh – and it wouldn’t be a fun house (or Forepaugh’s), if there wasn’t a surprise twist in store for you!

Patio Season at Forepaugh’s

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While you can enjoy our porch, patio and rooftop terrace six evenings a week and for Sunday brunch, the porch and patio are the place to be on Thursdays during the summer.

Each week, our Chefs prepare grilled specials such as Grilled Salmon Salad; Bourbon BBQ Short Rib sliders; Grilled Scallops and Pork Belly; Little Neck Clams on Grilled Crostini and Grilled Ribeye Satay. The menu changes each week, so check it out on our Facebook page.

Mother’s Day at Forepaugh’s

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Mother’s Day Brunch 2017

(If Mama Ain’t Happy, Nobody Is!)

 Course One

Grandma Taher’s Chocolate Cream Puffs

Pate a choux filled with decadent cream and dipped in chocolate

Course Two

Waldorf Salad

Gala apples, crème fraiche, truffle oil finished with walnuts, mint and honey

Course Three

Imported Italian Ham and Cheese Quiche

Course Four

    Aunt Betty’s Braised Short Ribs            or          Slow Roasted Salmon

Poblano pomme puree and seasonal vegetables            Black pepper sauce and creamed spinach

 Course Five

Poached Pear in a Purse

Almond crème anglaise and toasted almonds

$49 per person

Easter at Forepaugh’s

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Holidays are especially special at Forepaugh’s, and Easter Sunday is no exception!  Join us for a coursed tasting menu in a beautiful and historic Victorian mansion.  Because we have eight elegant dining rooms, we can – and love to – host many a family at Forepaugh’s!


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Valentine’s Day at Forepaugh’s!

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While we are sold out for Valentine’s Day itself, you can celebrate at one of the 100 most romantic restaurants in America on Saturday or Sunday, February 11th or 12th!

We will be offering a three course tasting menu, along with our regular menu on Saturday and Sunday evening.  Bring the family for Sunday brunch during which we promise Valentine’s surprises!

Call 651.224.5606 for more information!

Thanksgiving at Forepaugh’s

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In addition to serving hundreds of wonderful customers on Thanksgiving at Forepaugh’s, we are proud to pay it forward by providing 150 of the same meals to a local hospital.  But, that’s nothing compared to the 26,000 turkey meals that Taher Inc. (our parent company) creates and delivers to those in need.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from all of us at Forepaugh’s!

Save the Date!!!

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Mark your calendars and join us for the following special events:

May 8th:  Mother’s Day Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

May19:  Our Wine Dinners are back and this will be the first night in a series.

May 22:  Footloose and Fancy Free at Forepaugh’s:  the first of a series of events for singles from 2 to 5 p.m. on the porch and patio (weather permitting).  Learn all you need to know about whiskey (what a combo  – singles and whiskey!)

Watch for an announcement on the official opening of our porch and patio – a party not to be missed!!!

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Forepaugh’s Easter Brunch 2016

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Easter Sunday Brunch 2016

First Course:  Mama Mimi’s House-Made Doughnuts (for the Family)

Second Course:  (Choice of)  Crepes or Potato Leek Soup

Third Course:  (Choice of)  Eggs Benedict or BLT Wedge Salad

Molly’s Devilish Eggs (for the family)

Entrée:  (Choice of)  Skuna Bay Salmon or Smoked Prime Rib or Quiche

Dessert:  Easter Trio of Chocolate Éclair, Bread Pudding, Cheesecake

$47 per person

$20 per child (12 and under)

Valentine’s Day 14 Ways

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1. Enjoy our four course tasting menu on Friday, February 12th

2. Order favorites like Beef Wellington or Walleye from a limited menu on Saturday, February 13th

3.  Enjoy our four course tasting menu with wine pairings on Sunday, February 14th

4.  Bring your little sweethearts (the grandchildren) in for Valentine’s Day brunch on Sunday, February 14 (featuring red and heart shaped edibles)

5.  Have your sweetheart order off regular menu while you order off the four course tasting menu and SHARE on Friday, February 12th

6.  Spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon in front of the fireplace with happy hour menu (from 2 to close) on Sunday, February 14th

7.  Go all out with our Wine Room Special sure to blow your sweetheart away!

8.  Order a bottle of bubbly to toast to your happiness.

9.  Enjoy a four course tasting menu on Saturday, February 13th.

10.  Start your night of with Lobster Bisque on Sunday, February 14th.

11.  Eat and drink things that are red only (bloody mary, rare steak, beet salad, glass of cabernet).

12.  Savor the tasting menu with wine pairings on Friday, February 12.

13.  Get engaged (like so many other couples have) or renew your vows.

14.  Book a private room for all those sweethearts in your family!