Five Twin Cities chefs are among the contenders for Best Chef: Midwest, and the full list of James Beard Award semifinalists features several other local chefs and restaurants.
Food & Drink
The holidays are upon us, and with them all of the delicious seasonal flavors we Minnesotans have come to know and savor.
“I wouldn’t live in Minnesota,” wrote 19th-century celebrity newspaper editor Horace Greeley while visiting our state, “because you can’t grow apples here.” And, until 1861, that was a true statement. Minnesota was too cold for the varieties of apple being grown at the time.
Veteran chef Lenny Russo has six James Beard nominations and a 14-year run at the helm of St. Paul’s Heartland under his belt.
At only a year old, the French-inspired Wayzata bistro Bellecour, run by owner and chef Gavin Kaysen, received the prestigious Twin Cities Charlie Award for Outstanding Restaurant.
Instagrammers rejoice! Deacon Eells and Eli Wollenzien launched a new dining concept—at the site of Victor’s on Water—in the heart of Excelsior last Christmas.