"… These two have been local industry luminaries for a long time, and if you listen carefully you can hear a big "OMG at last," from many, many cooking lines in local kitchens. Both are Tim McKee protégés: Hesse opened Masu and has been making Libertine taste good since it opened in 2014, and Nelson started cooking for McKee in the kitchen at La Belle Vie Stillwater in 2000 … Hesse and Nelson's new spot looks to … take food that people already like, and make it with all the cheffy insight and tricks of the trade which make it better."  

- Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine


Tyge Nelson, Owner / Executive Chef

Stephan Hesse, Owner / Executive Chef 

Vanessa Wheeler / General Manager

  Ben Mauk/ Chef de Cuisine

Eunice Moore / Sous Chef

CJ Anderson / Beer and Wine Program

Dan Long/ Cocktail Program


Steve Hesse and Tyge Nelson

Steve Hesse and Tyge Nelson