The name D'Amico still holds a lot of sway in Minnesota. This is the company that for a long time ran the prestigious D'Amico Kitchen, a training ground for Minneapolis' fine-dining talents. Although that restaurant is slowing fading into the tapestry of local restaurant history, the company has continued to grow and evolve locally and in Florida with the popular fast/casual D'Amico & Sons brand and higher end restaurants such as Loring Park's Cafe & Bar Lurcat.
Earlier this month it was announced that D'Amico Catering would be vacating the Walker Art Center and closing its restaurant there, Gather. Culinaire International, the company that also runs Sea Change in the Guthrie, would move into the vacant space and open a lower level cafe in the museum.
Now, D'Amico shares that they will open two new restaurants inside St. Paul's Minnesota History Center and the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis.
All catering inside both venues will be done exclusively by D'Amico going forward and eateries for each location are being designed and constructed. Not only are the restaurants in the works, but the company is currently at work on a food truck. Launch dates for all these projects will be announced shortly.
The last days of D'Amico Catering food service at the Walker will be mid-March.