Reservations for the Spring Food & Wine Lovers Weekend may be made by calling the Bluefin Grille at 218-663-6200.
Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior has been hosting Food & Wine Lovers events for more than 20 years, in the Spring and the Fall. Each Food & Wine Lovers Weekend includes special culinary events focusing on food and wine. Each event is unique in that we invite a seasoned Executive Guest Chef to partner with our Bluefin Bay culinary team. Not only do you get a spectacular food and wine experience that is unique each time, but all of our events are set against the backdrop of breathtaking Lake Superior. We’re delighted to partner with Mpls-St. Paul Magazine as our media partner for this long-standing event.
Fischer, whose 25 years of experience spans some of America’s top-rated restaurants, oversees all dining operations for the property, including Cosmos, Apothecary, Relevé, in-room dining, and banquets.
Fischer, a St. Paul native, partners with local farmers and purveyors – in addition to having established an urban garden on the hotel’s rooftop – to infuse his cuisine with the freshest ingredients. Fischer came to Loews Minneapolis Hotel from the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey, where he spent two years as Executive Chef and Culinary Director, and was featured as the James Beard House Best Chef Dinner.
Previously, Fischer made history in North Dakota by earning the first-ever AAA Four Diamond rating for Hotel Donaldson in Fargo, where he was Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director. He went there after working as Executive Chef at Canoe Bay, a Mobil Four Star-rated Relais & Chateaux resort in Chetek, Wisconsin.
He also served as Executive Chef & Restaurant Director at two Minnesota resorts, Big Sandy Lodge in McGregor, and Lost Lake Lodge in Lake Shore – which earned its first-ever AAA Three Diamond rating during his tenure. Fischer was also Chef de Cuisine at the AAA Four Diamond-rated La Mansion Del Rio in San Antonio and Sous Chef at The Inn at Little Washington, a Mobil Five-Star/AAA Five Diamond/Relais & Chateaux in Washington, Virginia, where under his leadership, the James Beard Foundation recognized his team member as “Best Chef”, a ranking that placed the group as number four in the world. While Sous Chef at The Little Nell, another Mobil Five-Star/AAA Five Diamond address in Aspen, Colorado, Fischer’s team was once again recognized by the James Beard Foundation for “Best Chef in the Southwest”.
Fischer got his professional start as Sous Chef and Roundsman at Grandview Lodge in Nisswa, Minnesota. He took a break from the kitchen in 2012, spending six months as a professional musky fisherman. Fischer has also been actively involved in professional and benevolent organizations over the years, including the Texas Hotel & Motel Association, the American Foundation for AIDS Research, and the March of Dimes.
Fischer earned his associates degree in occupational studies and a Dean’s Award from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
Reservations for the Spring 2020 Food & Wine Lovers Weekend may be made by calling the Bluefin Grille at 218-663-6200.