Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis Welcomes Summer with New Italian Menu, Poolside Activations, Rooftop Events and Inspired Itineraries

Seasonal offerings kick off on May 24, one week shy of Hotel’s second anniversary

April 17, 2024,
Minneapolis, USA

What does summer fun look like to you and your loved ones? On Friday, May 24, 2024, Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis becomes a summer destination when its rooftop opens to reveal a new Italian menu, poolside activations and seasonal activities and events. Simultaneously, the Hotel’s Guest Experience team – available now to create customized itineraries – will introduce a series of adventures beyond the Hotel to help visitors from near and far make the most of summer in the Twin Cities.

“Like our guests, residents and Twin Cities community, our team has big hearts and big goals, and one of those goals is to create a spectacular summer experience at Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis,” says General Manager Florian Riedel. “Each new offering – from Chef’s Italian menu to the poolside activities and rooftop events – is designed with intention to bring people together through exceptional moments.”

New Italian Menu for Hotel Guests, Residents and Community Members

Riva Terrace Restaurant (Monday and Tuesday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm): For both leisure diners and those seeking a respite from the workday, Executive Chef Martín Morelli and his team make midday meals memorable with the Heirloom Tomato Salad, Porchetta Sandwich and Albacore Tuna Crudo. For dinner, the al fresco Italian menu evolves as they fire up the grill with New York Strip Steaks, Skuna Bay Salmon and Shrimp Pinchos. Whether rain or shine, guests dine in comfort through the protection of a new awning. Reservations are available now on Tock.

Riva Terrace Bar (Monday and Tuesday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm): Italian-inspired drinks such as Negronis, Aperol Spritzes and Bramble mocktails shine alongside 2023 favourites such as the Naked Ballerina and Crystal Palace.

Happiest Hour (Monday through Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm): Patrons are invited to dive into summer nights with Blood Orange and Rosé Sangria and cicchetti, or small plates, such as Fritto Misto, Polpette (Italian meatballs) and Bruschetta.

  • Minnesota Monday: Through a collaboration with BELLOSOUND, a curated playlist of Minnesota artists sets the mood for Happy Hour every Monday.

Poolside Activations for Hotel Guests and Residents

Walkup Kitchen (Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm): In addition to the new food and beverage options at Riva Terrace, Hotel guests and residents have access to additional menu items made fresh just beyond the pool. There, Minnesota’s rising culinary stars prepare dishes showcasing their culture and craftsmanship. Participating chefs include:

  • Peter Campbell of Red Wagon Pizza Co.
  • Soleil Ramirez of Crasqui
  • Pedro Wolcott of Guacaya Bistreaux

Family Plaza (Friday and Saturday during pool hours): A rooftop playground for those young and young at heart, this outdoor space near the pool includes yard games such as cornhole, giant Connect 4 and giant Jenga. It is also home to the Hotel’s ever-popular gelato cart.

Summer Markets (select summer Saturdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm): Local curator Mich Berthiaume returns to the rooftop with shoppers’ favourite artists, makers and creators. During Pride Weekend (June 29, 2024), the Minneapolis Aquatennial (July 27, 2024) and the Minnesota State Fair (August 24, 2024), guests will discover a clay jewellery bar, a make-your-own bath salts bar, LA loungewear and gourmet pet treats.

Rooftop Activities and Events for Hotel Guests, Residents and Community Members

Cold Plunge (debuting early summer): Created in collaboration with Cedar & Stone, the Guided Sauna Experience makes a splash this summer with a new cold plunge element. Appointments for one to eight people may be made online or by calling 612 895 5707.

Summer Series (Sundays starting June 2 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am): Returning for a second year, the popular lululemon-led fitness classes – ranging from yoga and Pilates to dance and strength training – provide opportunities to sweat and sightsee on a rooftop plaza surrounded by city and sky. Hotel guests and residents may join classes on a complimentary basis, and community members are invited to purchase tickets for USD 30. Events will be posted online in May.

The Sunday Table at Riva Terrace (July 14, 21 and 28 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm): From a communal table filled with citrus centrepieces and Italian wines, diners feast on family style platters full of fresh salads, summer vegetables, grilled seafood and steaks and oven-fired pizzas. Riva’s signature offering for the summer season, this experience includes the aforementioned food, house made limoncello, local draft beers, Italian wine and valet parking – all for USD 150. Tickets are available now on Tock, limited to 20 people per event.

Social Celebrations and Corporate Gatherings: Event hosts and meeting planners are welcome to contact the Hotel team at for more information and to arrange outlet tours. Seasonal event ideas include recreating the Sunday Table at Riva Terrace as a private event and gathering up to 40 colleagues for happy hour in the picturesque Fire Table Terrace.

Inspired Itineraries for Hotel Guests and Residents

In a continued effort to care for all who visit with genuine heart, the Hotel’s Guest Experience team prepares individualized itineraries filled with adventures by day and city by night. They share a pair of sample itineraries with their top recommendations for summer here.

Mara Celebrates Summer with Chef Nancy Silverton on August 10

The Hotel’s summer lineup also includes Mara in Season presented by RBC, a culinary experience with two James Beard award-winning chefs in Gavin Kaysen and Nancy Silverton on Saturday, August 10. Following a surprise Hotel experience, Chefs Kaysen and Silverton and the Mara team will combine to present a multi-course tasting menu celebrating the summer season. Ten percent of proceeds will be directed toward local business leader Houston White and his cultural impact work with the goal of creating more diversity, equity and belonging. Event tickets will become available May 10, 2024, on Tock.

Those interested in summer offerings are invited to visit the Hotel’s website for current offers and subscribe to this newsletter for future updates and additional details.