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Sample Local Fare for Free at Gather at the Walker This Spring

The monthly Chef-in-Residence events take place at Gather at the Walker.

The monthly Chef-in-Residence events take place at Gather at the Walker.

Doesn't staring up at all that modern art make you hungry? It does us. Visit on a Thursday when admission is free, and so are the snacks.

Waker Art Center's Gather by D'Amico brings guest "chefs-in-residence" in for the first Thursday of the month, allows guests to sample for free, and then continues to serve that chef's creations for each subsequent Thursday of the month (reservations recommended).

See also: Chefs-in-Residence at Gather at the Walker, November 2012

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The February through April lineup:

Thursday, February 5, Jason Gibbons of Break Bread Hospitality

Gibbons is executive chef for Break Bread Hospitality, overseeing the kitchens at Zelo Minntonka's Bacio, and Vivo Kitchen in Apple Valley.

Jason Gibbons will cook at Gather at the Walker on February 5.

Jason Gibbons will cook at Gather at the Walker on February 5.

Thursday, March 5, Marshall Paulsen of The Birchwood

Paulsen is executive chef of the Birchwood Cafe and has been with the restaurant for seven years.

Thursday, April 2, Steve Hesse of Libertine

Hesse is long-time collaborator with Tim McKee, first at Masu Sushi & Robata, where he served as corporate chef, later at Uptown Cafeteria as executive chef, and is now leading the kitchen at Libertine.

Guests can sample each chef's complimentary menu items during their Gather event with the two featured items being offered for sale on subsequent Thursday evenings throughout the month.

Happy hour, a full bar, and a specialty cocktail menu are also offered each Thursday evening in conjunction with the Walker Art Center's Target Free Thursday Nights.

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