These days, the Twin Cities food scene is practically bursting at the seams with chef's tables, chef collaboration, exclusive dinners and events, events, events.

Now the Minnesota Wild, in partnership with Levy Restaurants, is getting in on the game with the “guest chef takeover” at Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club, Xcel Energy Center’s premium restaurant.

The hockey club experimented with the idea earlier this month when Stephan Hesse and Tyge Nelson, owners of the upcoming Pajarito, made an appearance at the full-service eatery on the RBC Wealth Management Club level and whipped up al pastor tacos, sea bass ceviche and lamb meatballs.

 Now, the plan is to make the chef invasions a regular thing. Next up at Xcel is Adam Eaton, the lauded chef from Lowertown’s Saint Dinette on Tuesday (Nov. 15) when the Wild faces off with the Calgary Flames. The folks behind Mucci’s Italian are slated for Dec. 11, and chefs from Revival, Corner Table, Red Cow and the yet-to-open Red Rabbit are on tap for the 2017 schedule.

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club opens two hours prior to game time.

“This is an exciting way for us to learn from other chefs, bring attention to our in-arena restaurant and provide an elevated fan experience,” said Matthew Anderson, the director of premium for Levy Restaurants.

Additionally, the eatery’s popular “chef’s table” feature – an exclusive night-by-night menu for up to six guests – will continue on every home game night. 

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