Crave's head chef leaves to focus on Radisson restaurant
The patio at Crave: Usually hoppin'
Courtesy Crave Restaurants
Love it or loathe it, but Crave is a big deal around these parts. Maybe you tend to just think of it as a place for "mall dinner," but Crave's kingdom (which started out in the Twin Cities and quickly expanded into the national scene) is ruled by all kinds of food professionals with impressive pedigrees. Their current culinary director, Jim Kyndberg, who is responsible for introducing fresh new Asian-inspired items to Crave's seasonally changing menu, is no exception.
Kyndberg will take over at FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar, in the downtown Minneapolis Radisson, just a hop, skip, and a jump from Crave's latest soon-to-open project, Union. It's a great fit, considering FireLake's penchant for doing lots of wild-game dishes (bacon-wrapped quail legs, pheasant potpie, wild boar-cranberry sausage) and Kyndberg's love of cooking big meat over an open flame. Come spring, Kyndberg will begin shifting the menu at FireLake, making good use of the smoker they already have by adding his famous barbecue. Don't be surprised if you see a reprise of some of his other greatest hits from Bayport too.
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