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Chef Josh Brown of Gather by D'Amico -- the sophisticated modern-American restaurant located in the Walker--has got quite a bit piled up on his plate. In addition to handling all the regular head chef stuff, Brown also heads up Gather's innovative Chef-in-Residence program, where on the first Thursday of every month, Gather invites a local Twin Cities chef into his kitchen. For the entire month, Gather prepares and features a few select dishes by the guest chef on their menu. In the two years it's been open, Gather has welcomed 23 distinct and highly-talented chefs onto their rotating team -- everyone from La Belle Vie's Tim McKee to Tilia's Steve Brown to D'Amico's executive chefs. It's more names than you can shake a spatula at.
This Thursday, June 5, Gather celebrates its two-year anniversary with a very special residency. Mike Brown, James Winberg, and Bob Gerken, the enthusiastic trio that head up Travail, will be adding a special dish to the June menu -- Langoustine Tartare with Osetra -- and will be hanging around the restaurant all Thursday evening, sharing free tasting samples of their dish.
Hot Dish caught up with Chef Josh Brown ahead of the celebration to talk about the details of the residence program, some of the new menu items he's looking forward to serving, and just exactly how much gray hair he's accumulated since he's been at the helm of Gather. More »