Fire up the credit cards and flex those reservation fingers, Gavin Kaysen has brought back the wildly popular celebrity chef dinner series at Spoon and Stable. Kaysen created Synergy Series to both draw in big name chefs, show off our region to this influential culinarians, and raise money for worthy causes. The 2020 chefs include one of Kaysen’s mentors, Thomas Keller, in addition to Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of LA’s Animal, Michael Solomonov of Philidelphia’s Zahav, and Missy Robbins of New York’s Lilia and Misi.
This year the chefs will also conduct open to the public conversations at the American Swedish Institute about their personal journeys and take questions from the audience. The dates of the conversations and dinners are: Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Thursday, April 23; Michael Solomonov, Thursday, July 16; Thomas Keller Thursday, September 24; and Missy Robbins Thursday, December 3.
This year, the dinners will benefit Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen. Tickets are available to each individual dinner, or a pass to dine at all of the 2020 chef’s experiences. The season pass tickets will be released on February 17. The first available tickets will be for the Animal chefs, released on March 1 through the Synergy Series website and Tock. Included in the ticket are beverage pairings and all fees. For those looking for just a taste or just to check out what’s going on, the bar always has first come first served seats available and the visiting chefs create a couple of snacks that are available to buy there.
Kaysen took a year off from hosting these events as he opened his award-winning third restaurant, Demi.