Top talents from Twin Cities restaurants create limited-edition small plates exclusively for this ongoing series—meet them on the first Thursday of every month for a tasting.
On the first Thursday in May, tempt your taste buds with offerings from Irina Kolosov, chef at Parma 8200
Growing up, Kolosov watched her mom cook every day. “Her food was always incredibly delicious and creative. My mom’s passion for interesting food inspired me to join The Art Institute International Minnesota to pursue an associate degree in the culinary industry.” While going to school, she started an internship at Palomino and was soon hired as a pantry cook working 300 plus covers for lunch. Less than six months later, Kolosov received a call from Adam King at Café Lurcat, asking her to interview for a line cook position. In 2006, the same year she graduated from culinary school, she joined the D’Amico family. Four years later, Kolosov was invited to help open Parma 8200 and quickly realized creating Italian food is where her heart belongs: “Few things make me happier than when I’m cooking pasta.”