When the Twin Cities’ second Nordstrom opens on Oct. 2 at Ridgedale in Minnetonka, the store (pictured, above, in a provided photo) will include a full-service restaurant as well as a coffee counter.

Mediterranean-inspired Ruscello will feature salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas and risottos. Menu items include ciabatta filled with chile-rubbed pork tenderloin and a dried cherry-napa cabbage slaw, pizza topped with prosciutto and arugula, lemon-scented risotto served with shrimp and asparagus, and grilled vegetables tossed in a Dijon-balsamic vinaigrette. The bar will serve cocktails, beer and wine.

It’ll be the third Ruscello outlet for the Seattle-based retailer; the other two are located in suburban Atlanta and suburban Chicago.

Mall of America shoppers will recognize the store’s Ebar, a counter-service operation that focuses on coffee and tea and includes a small sandwich/salad grab-and-go component.

Also coming to Ridgedale: the Twin Cities’ second Kona Grill outlet. The steak-and-sushi chain, which operates 30 locations in 19 states, will be located on the mall’s north side and will open prior to October.

Older Post

Bake this chocolate chip cookie, part 4

Newer Post

Hotel Ivy restaurant returning with La Belle Vie chef