Archive for January, 2010

Night #1 is in the Books!

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Well, we did it!  Aperitif Restaurant & Bar is now open, serving Dinner and our Bar menu.  Night #1 was last night, Saturday, January 30th and it went fantastic!

We made many new friends over the course of the evening and are excited about becoming a part of the Woodbury community.  Keep following our progress on Twitter at, via our Facebook Fan Page under Aperitif Restaurant & Bar or head to our website,

Come into the restaurant and say hello to our General Manager, J.P. Albanese or myself!

See you at Aperitif soon…

Aperitif’s Opening!

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Come one, come all – Aperitif Restaurant & Bar is opening tonight!!!!

Stay tuned for updates from service tonight on Twitter with @AperitifMN and @EatDrinkVegas.

Thank you all for your support of the Opening, come visit us here in Woodbury!

Aperitif – The Opening Continues…

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Greetings from Woodbury, Minnesota!  We are working on the opening of Aperitif Restaurant & Bar, here in the East Metro area of the Twin Cities.  Training is on-going for both the Front of House and the Back of House, with opening week upon us!

Tested and tasted some dishes today – the kitchen team did a great job.  Wine list is finished and ready to share with the staff and the liquor list isn’t far behind!  Stay tuned for more details and look for the Aperitif website to be up and running soon…opening night, Saturday, January 30th!

Aperitif – The Opening!

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Well, we received our first major piece of press today!  We were featured in the St. Paul Pioneer Press Eat section, in the Restaurant Preview, 2010 today.  Check out the link below:

Looking forward to seeing all of you soon at the restaurant.

Make sure to stay tuned for menus, updates and details at or via Twitter,

Aperitif Restaurant & Bar – The Countdown!

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Well, the time is fast approaching – Aperitif Restaurant & Bar’s opening date!  Can you guess?  Do you know?  Are you ready MSP?!?

It’s almost here and the countdown is definitely on.  Training is upon us and staff is coming in, after that the guests are close behind.  Details are going to be upcoming on The Nyman Group blog and remember, it’s kind of like an airplane, there are no rear view mirrors, so you gotta keep moving forward!

Aperitif – The Countdown is on!

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Greetings Minnesota!  Aperitif Restaurant & Bar will be open in January 2010!  We are still accepting applications for all positions, both Front and Back of House.  If you have any questions, please do one of the following:

-Come see us at Aperitif!  We’re at 772 Bielenberg Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125.

-Call us at 651.578.3000

-Email us at

-Go to our website,

We look forward to having you in our home soon…

The Nyman Group

Aperitif Restaurant

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Greetings from Minnesota!  Here we are in the St. Paul suburb of Woodbury putting together Aperitif Restaurant & Bar, a Mediterranean concept opening in January 2010.

Look for us at and on Twitter at AperitifMN.  Feel free to call us at 651.578.3000 to make reservations, ask questions about the menu or come in to fill out an application!

Twin Cities restaurant preview 2010

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Aperitif, 772 Bielenberg Drive, Woodbury; 651-578-3000; St. Paul developer Jerry Trooien brought in the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Nyman Group (Taj Mahal Hotel Casino and Resort, Atlantic City, N.J.; Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; etc.) to come up with a concept for this 270-seat space. Aperitif will debut any day now with a menu inspired by countries that border on the Mediterranean: zucchini fritters with yogurt sauce, oven-roasted lamb meatballs, swordfish with citrus glaze, shish kebabs, pasta and pizza. ‘Aperitif will offer a lot of flexibility,’ says Corey Nyman, director of operations. ‘It’s designed so people will feel comfortable coming in for lunch, brunch or dinner or to just get a nice dessert and oversized cappuccino.’