Daniel Boulud

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Christopher Nye, Spoon and Stable Chef de Cuisine, Wants to Serve You a Whole Pig's Head

    You already know that chef Gavin Kaysen is the man behind the hotly anticipated restaurant Spoon and Stable. But what do you know about the man behind the man? Christoper Nye is Kaysen's right-hand guy, and is, like Kaysen, an alum of NYC's Cafe Boulud as well as a native Minnesotan. We chatted with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Gavin Kaysen: "We Shouldn't Compete Against Chicago, That's Not Our Competition"

    Flashback to 1995. A young Gavin Kaysen is at work. He's slicing fresh tomatoes by the case. One by one, they fall under the spell of his knife. Lettuce is on the block next. It's almost lunchtime in the business district, and he's anticipating a busy rush. Prepping for a steady stream of h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Gavin Kaysen's Merchant may be getting top chef backing

    The rumor mill is abuzz with news of James Beard Rising Star and Bloomington native Gavin Kaysen and his homecoming restaurant, Merchant. On her blog, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl says she has it from "multiple good sources" that the money for Kaysen's new Twin Cities venture is coming in from some of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Gavin Kaysen of Cafe Boulud to leave New York City for... Minneapolis?

    As if the North Loop wasn't already a dining destination, we just received news that a rather big fish is landing in our little pond. Gavin Kaysen, best known the world over as the executive chef at Cafe Boulud in New York City, will actually be leaving the Big Apple for the Minneapple.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    St. Paul's 128 Cafe is now chef-owned and the food shows it

    First of all, die hard fans of 128 Cafe's classic ribs can relax -- that particular menu item is still available, as is the roasted garlic and the classic Caesar salad. That said, new owner and chef Max Thompson has enlivened the rest of the menu with dishes that will change frequently. He's flexing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Minnesota's Newest Food Network Star Debuts Saturday

    We're used to eating local, but what about watching local? This weekend Amy Thielen, a Minnesota-grown chef with a New York pedigree will premiere her new show, Heartland Table, on the Food Network.See Also:Andrew Zimmern Chef Chat: part 1, 2

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    The Munchies food awards include several local nominees

    The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're  judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Alex Roberts named Best Chef Midwest at James Beard Awards

    ​For the second year in a row, a Minnesota chef has been named Best Chef Midwest at the James Beard Awards, as Alex Roberts of Restaurant Alma and Brasa took home the honors at last night's ceremony in New York. Past winners aren't eligible to compete, so 2009's winner, Tim McKee of La Belle V ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 20, 2006

    Minneapolis on the Hudson

    Jean Georges sets up shop across from Solera while Soho hipsters attempt recapture of Loring Park

  • Restaurants

    February 18, 2004

    Levain Unleavened

    To redefine success, a south Minneapolis hot spot needs some polishing

  • Restaurants

    March 6, 2002

    What's Good for the Goose

    Tasting menus near and far, or what I did on my Winter vacation