Join us on Tuesday, March 31, for a very special Guest Chef Event with Russell Klein and Nico Giraud of Meritage and Brasserie Zentral. It is a tremendous honor to host such a talented chef and sommelier at Ledge Rock Grille, and we look forward to seeing you here!
Wine sampling with Nico Giraud
In the gathering room beginning at 4:30pm
Dinner with Russell Klein
Choose from three exquisite dishes of Chef Klein’s
Smoked Fish Tort
Salmon & Trout, mustard-dill cream, roquette salad & radishes
Aged gruyere, braised rabbit & peas
$13 (serves one) / $19 (serves two)
Maibock Braised Pork Cheeks
Potato goulash, escarole, lovage
We’ll see you here!
and the Ledge Rock Grille Team
More about Russell Klein
A native New Yorker, Chef Klein attended the French Culinary Institute. There he had the distinct honor of studying directly under Jacques Pepin. Upon graduation from the FCI, Chef Klein spent a year working and traveling in France and Italy. Upon his return from Europe he worked in some of Manhattan’s most distinguished kitchens.
Chef Klein moved to Minnesota in 2002, and quickly began earning awards from Minnesota Monthly, Where Magazine, Food & Wine, and The Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Russell & Desta opened Meritage, a classic and beautiful French Brasserie, in the fall of 2007. They have been named Best French Restaurant by City Pages, MSP Magazine and Minnesota Monthly nearly every year since.
Chef Klein’s newest project; Brasserie Zentral, a Central European Brasserie which opened in downtown Minneapolis in April 2014, and has since received 4 stars, from both Rick Nelson of the Star Tribune, as well as James Norton of Heavy Table.
More about Nicolas Giraud
Born in Burgundy, raised in Champagne & Provence, Nicolas Giraud was predisposed to be part of the wine world.
Nicolas joined Russell & Desta Klein shortly after Meritage opened in St. Paul. There, he developed a an award-winning wine program. In 2013, Nicolas was awarded the title of Best Sommelier in MN from the Star Tribune, only the second time in the newspapers history that such an award has been granted..
Today, Nicolas’ time is divided between Meritage and Brasserie Zentral but he also greatly enjoys traveling through wine regions around the world and spending time with his wife and son.