Chef Watch: Minneapolis

Mike Madison

Erik Anderson and Jamie Malone are on the move.

Within the past five years, Minneapolis’s North Loop neighborhood has become a food lover’s hotbed, with restaurants like the Bachelor Farmer and Spoon and Stable garnering national attention. Now the area is about to get another sure-to-be-top spot, Brut, helmed by chefs Erik Anderson and Jamie Malone. Both previously held the head role at the city’s Mill District restaurant Sea Change. (Anderson is also an alum of Noma, in Copenhagen, and the Catbird Seat, in Nashville.) Brut’s menu will reference modern and classic French cooking, but Anderson emphasizes that it won’t be a French restaurant. “It’s less about a style of cooking and more about how and what we like to eat,” he says. When Brut opens in the fall, diners can expect to see shellfish and simple raw-fish preparations alongside technique-driven foods like whole roasted birds. “Our food is going to be elegant,” Malone says, “but definitely still a lot of fun.” 428 Washington Ave. N.


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