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Chef Matias Latorre to serve Elk Tenderloin at upcoming event

This week we’ve been featuring information to help you prepare for Madden’s Food and Wine weekend.  Today I’d like to introduce you to Matias Latorre, one of our renowned chefs at Madden’s and share with you the dish he will be featuring at our upcoming Food and Wine Weekend.

Chef Matias Latorre


Matias Latorre Ellsworth began his career in Santiago, Chile. Matias attended culinary school for four years with a special French degree, B.T.S from the University of Tolouse, France in Restaurant and Hotel administration. He also completed different courses of Enology and competed in culinary competitions.

Traveling around the world Matias worked as a cook at The Ritz-Carlton Tyson Corner and at the Grand Hyatt in Santiago, Chile, also gaining culinary experience as a Sushi Chef. Matias was Chef Tournant in different restaurants such as The Wildflower and Cucina Rustica in Vail, Colorado. Matias has worked as chef de Cuisine in a fine dining steak house in Santiago, Chile, as well as being the restaurant manager at a French Bistro and Cucina Rustica Italian Restaurant. Matias has been Chef de cuisine at the Restaurant at Madden Inn, The Classic Grill, and now is our Chef at Madden Lodge. We are looking forward to his new dish that will be debuted at our Food and Wine Weekend, August 26-28.

Featured Elk Tenderloin

Matias will serve rosemary and merken rubbed elk tenderloin topped with maple glazed roasted root vegetables and bacon served with black currant and Madeira sauce. Now thats a mouth full–literally and figuratively! I can only imagine how delicious this dish will be! The elk will be seasoned with fresh rosemary from our herb gardens and Merken, a combination of dried and smoked chilies, toasted coriander seeds, cumin and salt. Mmmmm! Then the root vegetables: squash, turnips, parsnips, radishes, onions, and a bit of diced bacon, all will be roasted and glazed in maple syrup. My stomaches is growling already! I don’t want to miss anything so imagine it covered in a decadent black currant sauce. All I can say about this special sauce is it has black currant jam and Madeira wine in it. I don’t want to give anymore of it away!

Food & Wine Weekend

Join us for Food and Wine weekend at the end of August and you’ll get to try this fantastic dish. And the best thing is, this is only one meal! The whole weekend will be packed with amazing recipes from well-known chefs both from Madden’s and from several Twin Cities restaurants. And of course it is Food and Wine weekend so you’ll also get to indulge in wine tastings with vinters from around the U.S. I’ll stop my plug here. I think the recipe speaks for itself. If you’d like to join us for the event or learn more, please call our reservationists at 800.642.5363 or visit our website at www.maddens.com.

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