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The birds, the bees & the garden. 

urbana's commitment to regional, sustainable food

Utilizing the straw bale gardening technique, Urbana is able to create an urban garden providing a fresh take on our dishes. We are currently growing: swiss chard, baby tomatoes, romano and wax beans, golden squash and broccolini. 

In partnership with the University of Minnesota Bee Squad Veteran's Apiary, Urbana is also working on being able to provide guests fresh, local Urbana honey. 

 

bee apiary

UMN Bee Squad's Bee Veterans Apiary
MSP Airport
7109 Longfellow Avenue
Richfield, MN 55423

garden's of Urbana

3200 East 81st Street
Suite 200
at Hyatt Regency Bloomington
Bloomington, MN 55425

We strive to create a taste of place within our dishes and work with these regional partners:

Stickney Hill Dairy - goat cheese | Eichten’s Hidden Acers - buffalo & cheeses | Caves of Fairbault - blue cheeses | Wild Acres - duck, chicken, turkey & pheasant | Bushel Boy - tomatoes | South Eastern Minnesota Food Network - seasonal fruits & vegetables | Pepin Heights - apples & apple cider | Minnesota Malted - malted flour | Red Lake Nation- walleye, wild rice & choke cherry syrup | Montchevre - goat cheese | MRS Pork Producers- duroc hogs | Simply Essentials- local beef | Forest Mushrooms - mushrooms | Robs Gourmet - greens | Svhel Farms - vegetables | Vine Valley Farms - vegetables | Phal Farms- vegetables | Jack Sprouts - sprouts | Future Farms - greens & lettuce | Anderson’s – maple syru | Joia - sodas

Likewise, we carry a line of regional beers and spirits, including:

Shells’ Brewing | Lift Bridge Brewing | Surley Brewing | Fulton Brewing | Big Wood Brewing | Finnegans Brewing | Grain Belt Brewin | Death's Door Gin, Middleton, WI | Boreal Juniper Gin, Duluth, MN | Gustaf Gin, Hallock, MN | Prairie Vodka, Princeton, MN | Letoile Vodka, Minneapolis, MN | Far North Rum, Hallock, MN | Cody Road Bourbon, LeClaire, IA | Cody Road Rye, LeClaire, IA | Tattersall, Grapefruit, Orange Crema, Amaroo, Aquavit, Barrel Gin&  Bitters, Minneapolis, M

Talent, time & commitment from our team. 

A Behind the scene look at urbana 

Working closely together, team Urbana designs the perfect menu to reflect Minnesota's unique heritage. From working in the garden's of Urbana, to establishing local partners they ensure regional and fresh ingredients. Once in the kitchen, team Urbana thrives on craefting nearly every element by hand. Resulting in not only a #tasteofplace but the distinct #flavorsofurbana.  

Dedication never tasted so good. 

 

Executive Chef & Director of Food & Beverage

Paul Lynch

Executive sous chef

Aaron Goodwin

pastry chef

Kachu Yang

Banquet Chef

Nate Richards

Urbana Chef

Rob Kutscher

News, press & other stories. 

In case you missed seeing these

Here are some recent Urbana features in the news and with travel bloggers. 

 

Bloomington's newest hotel opened in South Loop. We got a tour of the Hyatt Regency and spoke to the restaurant's executive chef.
Meet Chef Paul Lynch at Hyatt Regency Bloomington: https://wesaidgotravel.com/hyatt-regency-bloomington/ Are you traveling to the Mall of America? I can understand wanting to go there. I was mesmerized by all the stores, rides, living plants, Crayola Experience and Nickelodeon Universe. I went there for the TBEX travel conference over Memorial Day Weekend.
Urbana Craeft Kitchen Hyatt Regency Bloomington: Meet Chef Paul Lynch at Hyatt Regency Bloomington: https://wesaidgotravel.com/hyatt-regency-bloomington/ Are you traveling to the Mall of America? I can understand wanting to go there. I was mesmerized by all the stores, rides, living plants, Crayola Experience and Nickelodeon Universe.

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