Since the closure of Wolfgang Puck’s 20.21 at The Walker Art Center was announced earlier this year, local foodies have been anticipating the opening of Gather, the new D’Amico restaurant taking over the space. The lunch-focused eatery opened today with a chef-driven sampler series kicked off by D’Amico executive chef Jay Sparks.
On the first Thursday of each month, an acclaimed guest chef will offer a new selection of small plates that will be featured on the menu for the rest of the month. July’s featured chef is Restaurant Alma and Brasa owner Alex Roberts. In August, the menu will feature the creations of Isaac Becker, winner of this years’s James Beard Award for “Best Chef Midwest” and of Bar La Grassa and 112 Eatery. September’s menu contributions will come from Adam King of Bar Lurcat.
The regular lunch menu was created by D’Amico’s Josh Brown and features “globally inspired American cusine.” The restaurant is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm, with dinner hours on Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 4 brings the opening of another new restaurant at the Walker: Garden Grill by D’Amico served summer fare like burgers and hot dogs to visitors of the Walker’s Open Field program. The Garden Grill is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays through 9 p.m.
Visit walkerart.org/gather for more information.