“I’ve always considered myself to be a Viking, my family has Norwegian roots, and I feel right at home.”
In moving to Minneapolis, Nonas chose one of the country’s most dynamic new dining scenes. The chef recently opened the acclaimed restaurant Olamaie in Austin before deciding to uproot his life in Texas for the singular opportunity to express himself in a new city, to dig deeper into the flavor profiles and techniques of Scandinavian tradition, and to bring a fresh and forward thinking hand to the land of 10,000 lakes.
“I always feel the most comfortable where I feel the most challenged. And I do now. Nordic cooking has always been in my heart and the chance to grow that fascination at Tullibee and Hewing Hotel in proximity to such amazing product is exhilarating.”