Signature Dish: Haute Dish's Landon Schoenefeld
Chef Landon Schoenefeld's signature General Tso's Sweatbreads with Foie Fried Rice
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In the search for the Twin Cities' best culinary creations, we often come across dishes that stop us mid-bite and force us to reflect on the level of thought and artistry chefs put into their work. The efforts of the chefs are often laborious, and the end results are regularly consumed before the full concept can be appreciated. We've been tracking down some of these dishes to get the chef's side of the story: their thoughts, motivations, and processes. It's our hope that we can give you deeper insight into the talents of Twin Cities chefs and to have a better understanding of what you're getting when you sit down to dinner.
Let's face it, there aren't too many chefs in town who have been able to establish such a nefarious reputation as Haute Dish chef and owner Landon Schoenefeld, but when you've been working in the industry as long and in as many places as Schoenefeld, you're bound to have a few stories that will follow you around -- likely until the end of time. Schoenefeld has come a long way from his Colonel Mustard days and since opening Haute Dish in 2010, he has dazzled diners with his thoughtful, well-executed and visually-stunning interpretations on seasonally-driven, technique-elevated, old and new school comfort foods.
As Haute Dish is well into its third year of service, Schoenefeld continues to grow and refine his menu all while keeping diners entertained with his playful plates. As one of the forerunners of the Twin Cities young, chef-driven restaurant movement, Haute Dish has quickly become a Minneapolis staple as it embodies itself as a representative of our cultured past and expansive, diverse future.
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