Kaysen enjoyed what might have been the restaurant opening of the decade in 2014, thanks to the Minnesota native's illustrious New York City career. His homecoming was a big deal for our culinary scene, and after some bumpy first reviews, it seems like the place has evened out and is now pretty much smooth-sailing. It's still one of the hottest reservations you can get around here (if you can indeed get it).
So smooth is the sailing that it seems the chef is ready for his second (make that third — he also recently announced his involvement as a food vendor at U.S. Bank Stadium) big local project. He and his team will be taking over the old Blue Point seafood space in Wayzata, and the menu idea is French bistro-style cooking.
Think roast chicken, escargot, and maybe even a bakery, reports March.
Watch for it in 2017, as the space needs a substantial remodel.
The restaurant is as yet unnamed, a process that alone could prove interesting, if the christening of Spoon and Stable is any indication.
New restaurant by Gavin Kaysen, opens in 2017
739 Lake St. E., Wayzata