Spoon and Stable can add another esteemed accolade to their already overflowing roster. Diners Club International has just named Chef Gavin Kaysen’s Minneapolis restaurant as one of six North American restaurants in its Discovery Series. Each month, The Discovery Series highlights what they consider “the next generation of dining destinations.” The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy chooses the restaurants through recommendations from nearly 1,000 experts worldwide.
Inclusion in the illustrious World’s 50 Best List (which actually includes 100 restaurants, but let’s not get bogged down in details) is a career goal for chefs worldwide, and has included restaurants like Eleven Madison Park and Denmark’s Noma. Mossimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana, in Modena, Italy, took top honors in 2016.
Since Kaysen’s celebrated return to the Twin Cities in 2014, the chef has played no small part in putting Minneapolis on the culinary map, drawing the attention and praise from publications and chefs worldwide. Kaysen spent years cooking around the globe, from Switzerland to London to New York City, where he was chef de cuisine at Chef Daniel Boulud’s Michelin Starred Café Boulud. Kaysen recently opened French eatery Bellecour in Wayzata to much fan fare.
The Series recommends a dish near and dear to Kaysen’s heart, Dorothy’s pot roast, which is named for Kaysen's grandmother.