|Courtesy Kings Wine Bar Facebook page|
|Kings signature burger with fried egg|
Fine wine and tater tots never seemed like a natural pairing until popular Kingfield wine bar Kings came onto the scene four years ago. Since then this cozy spot has collected lots of local awards
, appeared on many a "favorite places" list
, and seen its share of talented chefs come and go
. This Sunday, to celebrate their anniversary and welcome a new executive chef, Kings is hosting an open house with (free!) food and libations.
Here are more details on the event and the man taking over the helm, chef Andrew Kraft:
Starting at 6:00 p.m. and going until 9:00 p.m., Kings will be serving complimentary bites including house-smoked salmon, arancinis (little fried balls of risotto, essentially), and crostini with various meat, cheese, and vegetable toppings. They'll also have some cheese platters to complement the wine (and beer) they'll have available, and will unveil and sample a few of the new menu items that chef Andrew Kraft is introducing to the restaurant.
Chef Kraft has local roots and started his culinary career the Brainerd area. He trained at the C.I.A. in Hyde Park, New York, and went on to work at such venerable places as Allen & Delancy and Osteria Cotta, where his linguine alle vongole was recognized by Village Voice
as one of the "100 Must Have Dishes" in New York City. He's coming to King's fresh off a stint as sous chef at the recently closed Birdhouse
4555 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN