Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine

Facility Design Project of the Month:

CoV in Wayzata, Minn.

Published on Sunday, 01 March 2015

Written by Donna Boss, Contributing Editor

With walls of windows opening onto Lake Minnetonka, this restaurant features an open kitchen with a wood-fired grill and smoker, a marble oyster bar and a 28-foot liquor bar.

Dining at a restaurant with giant windows opening to views of Lake Minnetonka in upscale Wayzata, Minn., is a welcome experience. The incredible view of this 14,528-acre inland lake in the western part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area is the reason why Dean Vlahos selected this site for CōV restaurant.

As Vlahos knows very well, “location, location, location” is a primary element for a restaurant’s success. Vlahos’ former ventures include creating and founding national restaurant chains Champps Americana and the Minnesota-based Redstone American Grill, and local restaurant BLVD Kitchen and Bar.

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