Schwan's Co., Bloomington, Minn., debuted the Edwards Dessert Kitchen, an ultimate dessert destination designed offer a unique, dessert-forward dining experience. Edwards Dessert Kitchen is scheduled to open this summer in The Lowry building in the North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis.
Led by Christina Kaelberer, general Manager and executive pastry chef, Edwards Dessert Kitchen will serve up modern dishes, such as Miso Caramel Pudding, Vegan Chocolate Mousse, Coconut Crème Pie Puffs and Passion Fruit Soufflé. The menu will feature made-to-order options, a seasonal tasting menu and ready-and-waiting options for every dessert occasion.
As an accompaniment to the dessert offerings, the menu will also include locally-sourced coffee from True Stone Coffee Roasters, St. Pual, Minn., and a spirits-forward, carefully crafted cocktail menu developed with the help of Tattersall Distillery, Minneapolis.
"I'm thrilled to be working with Schwan's Co. to create and curate a first-of-its-kind, indulgent dessert destination in the Twin Cities," Kaelberer says. "Inspired by the company's leading frozen pie brand, Edwards Dessert Kitchen will offer so much more. Our goal is to challenge people's perceptions of desserts—catering to different lifestyles and offering better-for-you options. When it comes to our desserts, it's never a question of should, but why not?"
"We are extraordinarily excited to see chef Christina's culinary excellence and creative vision come to life through the opening of Edwards Dessert Kitchen," says Stacey Fowler, senior vice president of product innovation and development. "She has extensive training and experience as a pastry chef in some of the best restaurants across the country, from New York to California and Miami to Minneapolis. Since we started working with her as part of the Schwan's Chef Collective, we knew she was the perfect person to help us create an indulgent, unmatched dessert destination."
Edwards Dessert Kitchen will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.