St. Paul's W.A. Frost to reopen in April with new chef, new menu

The popular Cathedral Hill restaurant has been in business for more than 45 years.
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St. Paul mainstay W.A. Frost has announced the return from its winter hiatus, with plans to open its doors to diners by mid-April.

The Cathedral Hill restaurant took the decision to close for the winter due to COVID-19, but will be back in time for patio season with a new menu and a new chef at the helm.

Newly-appointed executive chef Peter Drinan is a Brooklyn native who has spent the past decade in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he opened several critically acclaimed restaurants.

He traveled to the Twin Cities in the winter to be closer to relatives, and has decided to stay.

The menu will be "chock full of new dishes" but will also include some of W.A. Frost's traditional favorites as well.

Guests arriving in April can expect to find other changes, with the ownership embarking on a refresh that has seen alterations to the decor and room settings in the bar and restaurant areas that will include "new colorful design elements," and more space for social distancing.

"W.A. Frost has this incredible legacy in place,” said Drinan in a press release. “We’re grabbing the torch and moving forward into a new era.”

He says the menu will be "of the highest quality, in keeping with the Frost tradition," and describes it as "really great produce, vibrant, colorful and of course tasty above all else.”

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