by ALEJANDRO REYES VEGA, CSU Public Relations Assistant
Nolabelle has not been in Mankato very long, but it has quickly become one of my favorite spots to eat in town. I have only been a handful of times, but so far I have been impressed with the quality, execution, and presentation of the food. The Restaurant/Bar also offers a slick modern simple look that makes it great for a quick bite for lunch with a friend or a nice sit-down dinner.
One of the first meals I had here was salted focaccia with grilled chicken, basil pesto, oven-roasted tomatoes, and plenty of burrata.
The sandwich was simple with great flavors that were showcased seamlessly. It had many great Italian ingredients and flavors. This made for a great fast easy lunch that allowed me to keep me going with my day.
My favorite dish so far has been the Steak and Frites but I confess I haven’t had a chance to go back many times. However, I can still say it is one of my favorite dishes.
The dish consisted of hangar steak, with a herb compound butter, and parmesan fries.
It was a simple dish but the execution along with the great ingredients made it very satisfying. I added mushrooms but that is a personal choice.
It is easy to always go back to the same restaurants. But sometimes it is better to try a new place and support local businesses.
Alejo is a student at Minnesota State University, Mankato, born and raised mainly in Venezuela. Having had many opportunities to travel, explore, and go on a variety of adventures. Alejo’s Mischievous Adventures captures some of those exploits.