LOOKING CALIFORNIA IN ARMATAGE
Bartmann Group and Asher Miller to take over Café Maude space in South Minneapolis.
WHAT: Kim Bartmann and Chef Asher Miller will partner on a new project in the Café Maude space at 54th and Penn Avenue South. Look for a new concept and a refreshed space in the fall. Plans include an enhanced dining room, patio updates, a broader beverage selection, and a menu that will respect the space’s French heritage while adding California influences and taking advantage of the existing wood-fire grill. In Bartmann style, the restaurant will feature local purveyors and produce, including crops from the group’s own farm plot at Garden Farme in Ramsey, MN. Other sustainable practices include energy efficient choices, composting, recycling, and zero-waste initiatives.
Kim Bartmann: “When the opportunity came up, I knew right away that it’d be perfect for Asher, who lives in the neighborhood. We’ve been talking for a while, looking for a chance to work together. This is a great opportunity for him to set up shop in an already loved locale.”
Asher Miller: “I look forward to bringing all my experience working with some of the best in the business to this new venture. One of my greatest pleasures is eating in restaurants and experiencing wonderful, warm hospitality mixed with consistent and well executed food in a casual and comfortable place. My goal is to create a restaurant that offers this type of experience for diners and families in a neighborhood setting. “
Kim Bartmann, founder, Bartmann Group.
An innovator in the Twin Cities restaurant scene since she opened Café Wyrd in 1991, and currently an owner and/or partner in 9 restaurants, Kim also has been recognized as a leader in sustainability. Currently, Bartmann is the Vice President on the board of the Land Stewardship Project, and the President on the board of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, working to advance the careers of women across the culinary industry through education, promotion, connection and inspiration.
More info: http://www.bartmanngroup.rocks
Asher Miller: Chef/Owner.
Asher Miller has been working and living in the growing restaurant and hospitality business in the Minneapolis area for 16 years. One of his first cooking jobs was at Barbette for Kim Bartmann. He then spent six years at the Walker Art Center, working his way up to Executive Chef for Wolfgang Puck and more recently ran celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern's food truck business. Miller brings experience in many different styles of cooking, execution and management to this new venture.
WHEN: Café Maude will remain open, celebrating its 10-year anniversary, through July 31st; Bartmann encourages regulars to get their last Maude visits in before then. The newly imagined place, surely to remain a neighborhood favorite, will open Fall 2017.
WHERE: Café Maude, 5411 Penn Avenue S, MPLS. Armitage Neigborhood 612-822-5411
Kim Bartmann: firstname.lastname@example.org 612.940.8279
Anne Saxton: email@example.com 612.822.6302 x106