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Tastings with Chef-in-Residence Mike Rakun

Thursday evenings at Gather by D’Amico feature $5 small plates and drink specials, and limited-edition dishes from a roster of stellar guest chefs who share tastings each month.

Join chef-in-residence Mike Rakun, executive chef at Marin Restaurant & Bar, who shares tastes from his small plates menu, created exclusively for Gather and featured throughout the month.

About the Chef

As executive chef and partner for Marin in downtown Minneapolis and Mill Valley Kitchen in St. Louis Park, Rakun was the first local chef to take the bold move of printing the nutritional information for all the items on his menus. His fun, flavorful, health-conscious approach to food has earned him a devoted, loyal—and ever-growing—fan following. Rakun discovered his passion for food as a teenager, working in various culinary jobs in the Chicago area. In later years, he helped to open the Mission American Kitchen in Minneapolis. In Florida, he served as executive chef at Truluck’s, a steak and seafood restaurant with its own fisheries and fleet of fishing boats. Returning to Minneapolis, he assisted with the management and development of the concept for Black Sheep Pizza and later partnered with Craig Bentdahl on Mill Valley Kitchen. Marin, which opened in 2013, is the new restaurant in the Le Méridien Chambers hotel.


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