Matt Paulson

A New Sample Room

The Sample Room (2124 Marshall St., Minneapolis) has promoted Matt Paulson from Sous Chef to Executive Chef and overhauled its menu. New items include braised bison on mashed potatoes ($7), roasted squash risotto with rainbow chard, blue cheese, and toasted pumpkin seeds ($14), and wild mushroom ragout on polenta with truffle oil ($7.25).