Photo by Caitlin Abrams
How many internationally super-important chefs can the North Loop hold? At least four more.
Gavin Kaysen just called to announce a very spectacular series of dinners which will be held at Spoon & Stable in 2016. Here are the details. The Synergy Series will be a series of four dinners, in April, July, October, and December, for which Spoon & Stable will be led by some of the most famous chefs in America: Michael White (Altamarea group on April 28), Michael Anthony (Gramercy Tavern on June 16) April Bloomfield (Spotted Pig on October 13) and Daniel Boulud (Daniel, etc., on December 15).
How? What? Why? Kaysen told me he is bringing the chefs in for a few reasons. First, for staff development, so that his cooks can get the chance to train with important masters without the cost of leaving town. Second, 25% of revenues from the Synergy dinners will go to a series of charities, allowing him to give back to our local community. Finally, it’s a way to show off the Twin Cities to these big chefs because they won’t just be here for the dinner, each will have a few days to eat around town, prep, and explore. “These are a lot of the things we talk about,” said Kaysen. “How do we give back? How do we grow? How do we continue to learn and keep getting better?” The Synergy Series, he explains, answers all those questions.
Here are the basic details: Tickets will cost $295 a seat in the dining room and $395 at the chef’s counter; they’ll go up two months from the date of each dinner, and the first tickets launch tomorrow! The bar will also be open on a first-come, first-serve, (but no-standing room) basis, and bar patrons will get the chance to try a bar item prepared by the visiting chef.
Wow. Very cool, Spoon and Stable: Way to make 2016 star-studded and very exciting.