Chef Lenny Russo takes the reins of Wayzata’s ninetwentyfive

Chef Lenny Russo is back in action as the new executive chef and director of food and beverage at ninetwentyfive, the restaurant attached to the Hotel Landing in Wayzata. Previously, six-time James Beard nominated Russo ran St. Paul’s former Heartland, which closed New Year’s Eve in 2016, and worked to revamp The Commodore’s kitchen and … [ Read more]

The Mill: Lenny Russo lands at the Commodore, Octo Fishbar opening October 10

September 6—September 12 Chef Lenny Russo is on the map again as head of the kitchen at The Commodore Bar and Restaurant in St. Paul. Russo’s reputation precedes him; he is a six-time James Beard nominee, author of “Heartland: Farm-Forward Dishes From the Great Midwest,” had a great 14-year run with his restaurant Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct … [ Read more]

The Commodore to Reopen October 27 after 30-Year Hiatus

News from the Everything Old Is New Again file: the Commodore Bar and Restaurant will reopen to the public on October 27, after having operated as a private events space since 1984. The Jazz Age hotspot at 79 Western Avenue in Cathedral Hill will feature regional spirits (defined as “one that is within an overnight’s drive … [ Read more]