DeRusha Eats: Marin

  • On April 28, 2015

Originally Published: November 11th, 2014

CBS Minnesota


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – In most large cities, some of the best restaurants are inside hotels. For whatever reason, Minneapolis doesn’t really have that scene.

But Marin is trying to change that.

It’s healthier food, without being like the stereotype of healthy.

Chef Mike Rakun arrives at 10 a.m. in the morning, and often works until 10 p.m. at night. He has a lot of work to do.

“Healthy food immediately makes people think it’s not gonna taste good. Right, which is a big misnomer which we’ve set out to disprove,” Rakun said.

When you look at what he’s cooking in the gorgeous basement kitchen of Marin in downtown Minneapolis, it doesn’t look stereotypically healthy. “I use a lot less butter and a lot less reduced cream,” he said.”We stay away from the deep fryer…It makes us feel better, not weighted down,” he said.