It’s definitely a chef’s prerogative to change his mind, and Gavin Kaysen has done just that. Today he announced via video that he was changing the name of his restaurant from Merchant to Spoon and Stable.
The change comes from a number of reasons, and for Kaysen it’s a bit of a good thing (I’m sure Madison’s Merchant restaurant is happy). Now that he’s been in the space and really understood the character and what he intends to build there, Spoon and Stable fits better.
We got an exclusive sneak peek of the space and chatted with him about what it means to him to be here, some of what he talks about speaks well to the change. Also, check out his version of pumpkin soup!