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D’Amico Kitchen Opening at Chambers Hotel

By Lavender July 31, 2009

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D’Amico and Partners (DAP) is opening its new restaurant, catering, and foodservice operations at the Chambers, the award-winning art hotel in Downtown Minneapolis.
DAP President Richard D’Amico says, “This is a rare opportunity to create a locally based, iconic restaurant that complements [Chambers owner] Ralph [Burnet]’s incredible art collection. Given the track record of both organizations, I’m confident D’Amico and Chambers will have a lasting and successful partnership. Chambers is a unique and inspiring venue.”

With a casual, contemporary Italian concept, D’Amico Kitchen will feature dozens of items, including 24-plus antipasti “small plates” priced from $8 to $12, as well as pizzas; an assortment of entrées; and a well-heeled, global wine list.

D’Amico adds, “We want to create a fun, exciting place for locals, as well as a warm, welcoming destination for our out-of-town guests.”

Chef John Occhiato, longtime D’Amico Cucina alum who will run the kitchen, is known to create dishes around hand-selected organic ingredients from his Southern Minnesota farm.

D’Amico Kitchen will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a 110-seat dining room and lounge, which will move from the hotel’s lower level to the main floor.

Burnet remarks, “The D’Amico Brothers have long been at the forefront of transforming the Twin Cities into a nationally recognized food town. Many of our cities’ best chefs and restaurants earned their stripes at D’Amico establishments. To have them creating their new flagship restaurant here is very exciting, and we’re proud to welcome them to Chambers.”

Chambers Kitchen closed July 19. D’Amico Kitchen has begun renovations, planning its opening for late August.

While renovations are under way, D’Amico will serve a very limited, continental/American interim menu in the hotel’s courtyard, and provide 24-hour-a-day in-room dining to hotel guests.

Chambers Hotel
901 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.
(612) 767-6900
www.chambersminneapolis.com

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