Food & Wine Lovers Weekend

Fall Food & Wine Lovers Nov. 2-3, 2018


Reservations for the Fall 2018 Food & Wine Lovers Weekend may be made by calling the Bluefin Grille at 218-663-6200.

Bluefin Bay has been hosting Food & Wine Lovers Events for more than 20 years, twice per year – in the Spring and the Fall. Each Food & Wine Lovers Weekend includes special events focusing on food and wine — and of course all set against the backdrop of Lake Superior. We’re delighted to partner with Mpls-St. Paul Magazine as our media partner for this long-standing event.

Fire Lake Chef Keven KvalstenWe are excited to announce our chef for the 2018 Fall Food and Wine Lovers weekend: Executive Chef Keven Kvalsten from the FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar in Minneapolis.

Keven Kvalsten has been with FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar in downtown Minneapolis since November 2016 and previously served as executive sous chef. His career as a chef began with a position as chef de cuisine at Corner Table Restaurant in 2003 where he helped design and open the restaurant. From 2005 through 2010, Kvalsten was the executive chef and co-owner of The Green Room in Waconia, Minn. His role as executive chef continued at Twisted Fork Grille/Crooked Pint and then Napa Valley Grille, where he oversaw a team of 18 people and wrote and executed menus. From May 2012 through June 2016, Kvalsten went on to serve as corporate executive chef for Republic Restaurant Group, until he found himself at FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar.

While he has always loved food and nutrition, Kvalsten found a keen interest in cooking and gourmet cuisine while living in France with a career as a professional bicycle racer. Upon returning to the United States, Kvalsten received his culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Mendota Heights, Minn. Kvalsten looks forward to his new role at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar and is excited to bring his personal touch to the Minnesota-inspired menu. When he is not in the kitchen, Kvalsten enjoys spending time with his two kids.



Friday, November 2nd: 

  • 7 pm:  4-Course Dinner

Saturday, November 3rd:  

  • 1 pm:  Wine Tasting with Johnson Brothers Wine Company at Surfside at Lake Superior Ballroom
  • 6 pm:  5-Course Dinner