Just a little under a week away in the City by the Bay returns the StarChefs' Rising Stars Revue, Gala and Awards Ceremony hosted by Gary Danko chef de cuisine, Martin Brock. This not to be missed culinary celebration at historic Ghiradelli Square will feature the hottest up and coming local talent of chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists and sommeliers who will treat guests to their award winning signature savory wine paired dishes, desserts and cocktails. Attendees will be able to mingle with the Rising Stars all while sipping champagne and sampling awe inspiring dishes at the festive walk-around tasting gala adjacent to the breathtaking San Francisco waterfront.
Ravioli Doppio of Pork and Pea
Bone Marrow Sformatino, Smoked Bacon and Onions
These Rising Stars were specially selected from over 90 talented San Francisco Bay Area candidates who were considered via in-person tastings and interviews. "A new breed of young culinary professionals is defining the Bay Area dining scene, taking it beyond simply sourcing the best ingredients and championing the sustainability movement," said Antoinette Bruno, chief executive officer and editor-in-chief of StarChefs.com. "They are true artisans and craftspeople."
Maximilian DiMare, Wood Tavern (Oakland)
Crispy Pork Belly with Bacon, Red Lentil Ragout, and Poached Egg
Melissa Chou, Pastry Chef, Aziza
Crème Fraîche Panna Cotta with Plum Soup
The Rising Stars Revue, Gala and Awards ceremony will be held from 7:30- 10:00 p.m.along with a private pre-event V.I.P. reception featuring overflowing champagne and Petrossian Caviar. Tickets are $95 per person for the Rising Star Revue and $150 per person for V.I.P. admission. A portion of the proceeds goes to La Cocina - which supports low-income women in food related businesses.Purchase tickets HERE.
Scott Nishiyama, Chez TJ (Mountain View)
Moulard Duck Foie Gras "Neige," Blackberry, Cashew & Housemade Mustard Toast
Matthew Accarrino, SPQR
John Paul Carmona, Manresa
Maximilian DiMare, Wood Tavern
Louis Maldonado, Aziza
Thomas McNaughton, Flour + Water
Scott Nishiyama, Chez TJ
Melissa Chou, Aziza
Catherine Schimenti, MICHAEL MINA
Erick Castro, Rickhouse
Brian MacGregor, Jardinière
Sarah Valor, Commis
Joshua Skenes, Saison
Shelley Lindgren, A16 and SPQR
Josh Thomsen, The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
Don't miss out! You can still purchase tickets at StarChefs.