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Michelin-Starred Chef Returns to Minneapolis for One Night Only

Erik Anderson is coming home to cook with Gavin Kaysen at Demi

Chef Erik Anderson
Erik Anderson is internationally lauded, but we still call him a MN guy
Eater Chicago

Erik Anderson, formerly of Sea Change, Grand Cafe, and Nashville’s Catbird seat has been running the two Michelin starred Coi in San Fransisco since early 2018. In a special dinner arranged by the international ranking system — that doesn’t deign to rank any of our local restaurants — is bringing Anderson back here for a one night, special ticketed event at Demi. Anderson will team with Gavin Kaysen and Adam Ritter for a $370 ticketed dinner with two seatings. A portion of the proceeds raised with be donated to the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

The dinner, which will have two seatings will be held on June 29 and include multiple tasting courses and Cognac with an entire education component on the Cognac region and what makes it special. This is a chance to taste Louis XIII. Tickets go on sale at noon today via Demi’s website.

Anderson has led a storied career in the national spotlight before being selected to take over the kitchen at San Fransisco’s lauded Coi. He was part of the duo that famously opened Nashville’s Catbird Seat, and teamed with Jamie Malone to open the new incarnation of Grand Cafe. Before that, he was long the chef de cuisine at Sea Change inside the Guthrie, under Tim McKee.

Kaysen is our locally-claimed, internationally renowned chef, the sometimes Top Chef judge who ran Cafe Boulud for Daniel Boulud for years before making the audacious decision to return to Minnesota and open first Spoon and Stable, then Bellecour. Demi is his latest restaurant, a small tasting course only spot in Minneapolis’ North Loop.


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