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Open That Bottle

What makes wine special is whom you share it with, not what's in the bottle.

Every Thursday, for a $1 corkage fee, bring in a bottle of wine- the one you have had for decades or the one you bought fifteen minutes ago. With a 3- or 5-course tasting menu, we'll create a dinner to match your wine.

Vino + Vinyl

Music, food and wine, they go together like traffic and weather. So, yes, that is what we do, Tuesday through Thursday night.

Bring in your old vinyl records (you know who you are, you still have them) or go and visit our neighbor at Roadrunner records across the street. We will put on the vinyl, pour you some vino and serve you great food. What better way to spend the work week?

Breakfast is back!

April 2, 2011

We serve bacon and eggs here every other day of the year, why not on Sundays? For the first time in 4 years, come back in for breakfast!


The CSK is here!

March 30th, 2011

Corner Table customers have always asked where to find great local food. We finally have an answer to that question: right here. Sign up for your weekly or biweekly share of the foods made in our kitchen.


Fulton is our DJ

February 24th, 2011

Join the fine fellows from Fulton Brewery tonight, as they spin tunes at our bar with their Worthy Adversary Imperial Stout.


One Rock Rally

February 20, 2011

We (as Tour de Farm) are proud sponsors of Andy Thieman's One Rock Rally at Fulton Brewery. Helping him, "raise funds for LIVESTRONG, defeat cancer, save the world and live happily every after," is an honor. Ride on.

Silver Whisk Best Chef Award

February 7, 2011

Chef Scott Pampuch is nominated for Heavy Table's 2010 Silver Whisk Best Chef Award.


Deli Case

January 2011

All your 'restaurant favorites' in your home. We have bacon, pancetta, sausages, pork rillette, chicken liver pate, marinated half chickens, farm direct eggs, butter, etc. All the things that we do at Corner Table that you love and now you don't have to wonder, "Where do I get this stuff?" We have it!


Primal Cuts

November 2010

The phone call came and at first Scott could not believe that he was going to be included in a book with some of his idols talking about butchering. He has always wanted to be considered a butcher, now he's along side of some of the country's most exciting up and coming chefs and butchers. (And he got to butcher a pig in a crowded suburban mall with Mike Philips.)

Check out the book here >>

Muir Glen™ Vine Dining Tour 2010

October 2010

General Mill's owned Muir Glen approached Scott with an offer: to be one of five chefs to represent the hand-harvested Meridian Ruby tomato for their Reserve Line of organic tomatoes, create a couple recipes, and do a couple dinners. After much thinking and consulting, Scott agreed. He went out to the farm in Yolo Valley, California, met the farmer and workers, just like he would with any of the farmers we work with at Corner Table. Yes, big ag and sustainable ag have a long ways to go for each to hear each other, this was Scott's chance to listen to that other side. The products are good (canned within 8 hours of picking) and the workers are treated fairly. Scott's message, "I support home cooking and preserving, but if you aren't able to do so and need some good tomatoes during the long Minnesota winter months - choose Muir Glen, they're working on listening to our side too."

Class are Back in Session!

October 2010

We have a full line up of classes coming over the next couple of months. In addition to our very popular Pig Love Class, this year we've added on classes in homemade pasta and cooking grass-fed beef.

Check out the schedule here >>


September 2010

Quite simply something that Scott likes to do. He used to make his own beer back before his restaurant days and now he is making custom flavors of soda for the restaurant. There's parsnip + bitters soda, cranberry + rosemary, plum + black pepper to name a few. They all have a bit of a ginger bite in the background but all are very refreshing.

We're on Twitter

March 2010

We have a few things to say, and we're always going to give you some insights to what food is really making us happy at the moment. We think about politics of food, quality of food, how food affects people, observations of food. If you want to follow Chef Scott and his ramblings or If you are just interested in nightly specials and things at the restaurant can hook you up.

Kitchen Table

November 2009

The table in our kitchen, for 2 - 6 people, is a gastronomic feast of gluttonous enjoyment accompanied by beer and wine pairings. Scott Pampuch will cook for you until you scream, "stop!" Reservations only; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, booking a month in advance is recommended (612.823.0011). This dinner is all-inclusive, $125 per person, no exceptions. (We even suggest taking a taxi to the restaurant.)

Want a taste of the experience? We have a spontaneous 3- and 5-course tasting menus with an option for beer or wine pairings every night of the week.

Past News & Events

Hey! Join our Cooking School!

November 2009

James Beard was a primary inspiration for Corner Table. His mission was to teach everyone how to cook great food at home. His recipes and writings were all based in technique. Take a egg; it's simple thing, but so much thought goes into making it great. This is what cooking is all about: the thought and action that go into great food.

Join Chef Scott Pampuch in the kitchen at Corner Table for a cooking class like no other. In this intimate setting, we'll concentrate on one main seasonal ingredient, exploring the techniques to make it great. Sign up now! or View previous classes >>

Fresh + Tasty

June 2009

This summer we are teaming up with cooking group, Cooking Minnesota, to do 3 nights of dinners with viewings of the movie FRESH at Corner Table.

Read more / buy tickets.

Tour de Farm @ Walker Art Center

April 2009

Tour de Farm announces a fifth event to be hosted on the beautiful grounds of the Walker Art Center. Since three of the original four Tour de Farm events have sold out, this event will give more people the chance to celebrate urban agriculture with greens, herbs and additional in-season produce will be provided by Youth Farm & Market Project.

Read more.

City Pages Best of the Twin Cities

April 2009

City Pages names Corner Table Best Neighborhood Restaurant - Minneapolis.

Read the article.

Tour de Farm

February 2009

Chef Scott Pampuch is taking adventurous eaters to the source of their food to celebrate local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it. Diners will feast at local farms and local chefs, farmers and food artisans collaborate to create amazing meals.

Each four to five course meal with wine pairings will be served family style at a location on the farm. This restaurant without walls will use the idyllic farm setting for atmosphere and sounds of nature for ambiance. No electricity is used, so the events are expected to end around sunset when candlelight is needed.

"By celebrating the harvest, the goodness it provides and the toil at the hands of those who provide it, we hope people are inspired to consciously live and eat the way we should, naturally, healthy and as a family and community." says Pampuch.

Launch the web site.

James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists

February 2008

Chef Scott Pampuch is named as a James Beard Award semi-finalist for Best Chef; Midwest.

Read the full article.

Food & Wine Experience


At 1pm on Saturday, Feb 28 Learn about and taste the pairings of organic and sustainable food & wines. Harvest to Table: Presented by Patty Rock, Saracina Vineyards and Scott Pampuch . Purchase tickets for this seminar.

At 4pm Saturday, Scott faces off in the Local Chef Challenge. Chefs will compete in elimination heats, advancing until there are only two chefs left standing for Sunday's final duel. The Chef Challenge is free with ticket purchase. More info >

New Year's Eve Menu


Corner Table's New Year's Eve menu has been posted in our blog. This year's menu features pumpkin, beef, bacon, duck, lamb and grits.

(Sorry, no balloon drop, but there will be bubbles at midnight!)

View the menu >

Foodservice News Top 25 Chefs


Scott Pampuch was voted one of Minnesota's 25 top chefs by his peers.

Read the full article.

Jass88 RestauranTour


"Highway 61 is a song. When you travel south on 61 from Thunder Bay to New Orleans what you're really doing is tracing the history of popular music back to it's roots." - Highway 61 (1991)

Coincidentally, the length of Highway 61 is also steeped in rich culinary tradition as well as bisecting the area Southeastern Minnesota that inspires chefs Scott and Lisa. So our theme for the 4th Annual Jazz88 RestauranTour Late Night at the Corner Table is Highway 61 - A food journey up the Mississippi from New Orleans to Winona.

We will prepare a 4 course evening with delightful micro brewery Beer pairings! More >

Caux Culinary Challenge


Experience the passion of eight extraordinary chefs known for their commitment to local foods. Each chef will present a signature nosh, its recipe and the local sources used to create it. A grand prize will be awarded for the "Most Local" creation. Audience members will choose winners for "Favorite Nosh" and "Best Presentation."

Proceeds from the event will benefit Caux Round Table, a nonprofit organization that brings together business leaders who share the conviction that business should assume a leadership role in bringing positive changes to society.

Please make your reservations early to guarantee your place at this premier event. register >>

Chefs Cats & Canine 2008 Fall Wine Dinner


An exquisite evening of food and wine await you as The Cellars Wines & Spirits present the 2008 Chefs Cats & Canines annual fall wine dinner. Six celebrated chefs from the Twin Cities most respected restaurants take you on an epicurean adventure. Each course is expertly paired with a wine hand-picked wine expert, Ray Zemke, from The Cellars Wines & Spirits.

Learn the details behind each culinary creation from the chefs themselves then discover the inside talent of precise wine pairings by our wine specialist from The Cellars Wines & Spirits.

Renewing The Countryside Community Support Day


Please join Renewing the Countryside at one of the Twin Cities Whole Foods stores on Wednesday, October 29 from 11:00 to 7:00 for a variety of activities focused on Local Foods! Renewing the Countryside is the recipient of the Twin Cities Whole Foods stores' Community Support Day on October 29th. Five% of all sales from the two stores that day will be donated to Renewing the Countryside. By shopping at these two stores next Wednesday, you will be directly supporting their work which focuses on local foods, sustainable travel, and rural renewal.

Each store will have fun events throughout the day including cooking classes with local chefs at the Minneapolis store and samples of recipes from RTC's MN Homegrown Cookbook. Scott will be teaching a class at from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The class is $20. Pre-registration is required and all proceeds go to Renewing the Countryside.

Harvest Hoedown


Support the Kingfield Farmers' Market! "Grub and libations sold by Corner Table and Anodyne - two great local restaurants that support local farmers!"

Taste of the Nation


"The Graves 601 Taste of the Nation event offers a multi-course, sit-down dinner with wine pairings at the table of a top local chef. The event also includes both a silent and a live auction. Seventeen of the Twin Cities' hottest chefs will gather to create an evening of delectable eats that you won't want to miss."

Tickets >>

Minnesota Cooks at the State Fair


Join Scott for $8 days at the State Fair. He'll be in Carousel Park right outside of the Grandstand moderating discussions and cooking demos with some of Minnesota's best chefs dedicated to sustainable agriculture and the producers who supply their ingredients.

Fresh Taste Festival


"The first ever Fresh Taste Festival for organic and sustainable food and wine is this Sunday August 17th at the Nicollet Island Pavilion on the Mississippi Riverfront from 11 am to 5 pm., featuring more than 60 exhibitors of local food producers, restaurants, and featuring top chefs, Corner Table's Scott Pampuch, JP's American Bistro, JP Samuelson, Nicollet Island Inn's Erick Harcey, Birchwood Cafe's Sandra Sherva and Lori Callister from Calisters Farm in the Market at the Global Market on the Calister sponsored , Kitchen Window Stage and more than 100 wines. Tickets at $50 for wwrc members ..$55 regular ..$60 at the door. All proceeds benefit Minnesota Public Radio." - Sue Zelickson

Outstanding in the Field


Set between the soil and the sky, Outstanding in the Field beckons adventurous diners to celebrate food at the source. Bringing together local farmers and food artisans, chefs and winemakers, we explore the connection between the earth and the food on your plate.

Chef Lenny Russo of Heartland Restaurant returns for his second Outstanding in the Field Dinner teaming up with co-chef Scott Pampuch of Corner Table. We will set the table for a 5 course meal, after a farm tour at Cedar Summit Farm in New Prague. Dinner is accompanied by a wine paired with each course. Diners are joined at the table by the farmer, food producers, a winemaker and other local artisans associated with the meal.

Reservations at: Outstanding in the Field.

Local Food Hero


Listen in as Scott stands in as Lindsay Rebahan's co-host on Local Food Hero at 1pm on AM 950 KTNF - The Voice of Minnesota.

June 14, 2008 : Whole Grains Show
National Spotlight: Trish Johnson, Heartland Food Network, MN Project
Outstanding in Their Field: Doug Hilgendorf, Whole Grain Milling Company
What's in the Pot: Steve Horton, Rustica Bakery
Health and Wellness: Dr. Klevos

June 7, 2008 : Down South Show
Outstanding in their Field: Pam Benike, Southeast Minnesota Food Network
What's in the Pot: Greg Jaworski, Nosh Restaurant and Bar
Sustainable Travel: Dawn Johnson, DunRomin' Park
Health and Wellness: Jill McLaughlin, Healthful Elements, Healthy Travel Tips

May 31, 2008 : Up North Show
Outstanding in their Field: Shele Tofte, Dockside Fish Market
National Spotlight: Don Schreiner, MN DNR Lake Superior Fisheries
What's in the Pot: Judi Barsness, Chez Jude
Health and Wellness: Dr. William Klevos

May 24, 2008 : Slow Food Show
Outstanding in their Field: Gunnar Liden, Youth Farm and Market Project
What's in the Pot: Lucia Watson, Lucia's Restaurant and Wine Bar
National Spotlight: Erika Lesser, Slow Food USA
Health and Wellness: Jill McLaughlin, Healthful Elements

Clean water is good.

Join us between April 18 - May 4th for a special prix fix three course menu. 50% of the price of the meal will be donated by Corner Table to Aveda's local Earth Month partner, the Clean Water Fund.

Celebrated Chefs - Behind the Scenes


Scott is once again demonstrating in Kitchen Window's Celebrated Chefs series. He will be creating some Spring Delights:

  • A delicate souffle of sweet spring onion with thyme and goat cheese
  • A spring frittata, the Italian classic egg dish with green garlic, sweet peas and mushrooms
  • Spaghetti carbonara, pasta with a delicious sauce of cream, eggs, Parmesan cheese and bacon
  • Almond profiteroles, filled with creme fraiche and fresh berries

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