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Washington DC Area Rising Stars Purveyors

What's a chef without his purveyors? The quality of ingredients in a dish is nearly as important as the preparation itself, and chefs know that finding the right purveyors is one of the most critical aspects of their job. For the Washington DC Area Rising Stars Revue, chefs relied on their tried-and-true purveyors from around the country to provide the products that made their dishes shine.

Company Product Chef/Dish Purveyor’s Comment Paired with
Congressional Seafood
congressionalseafood.com
Shrimp David Varley,
Bourbon Steak
Sutainable Shrimp, Shaved Green Papaya, Long Pepper, and Toasted Peanuts

Australian Wagyu Strip Loin, Potato Terrine, Matsutakes, Black Garlic, and Bone Marrow
Congressional Seafood Company, Inc. opened its doors in November 1996 with the mission to serve fine dining establishments and gourmet markets with high end seafood. They provide everything from hand cut fish fillets, live lobsters, fresh crabmeat and a wide variety of frozen seafood items to the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan areas finest dining establishments and gourmet markets.
Whether it’s product shipped in direct from the Mediterranean or fish that were swimming yesterday in the Chesapeake Bay, Congressional strives to deliver the freshest seafood to accommodate some of the finest menus in the region.
2009 Karl Lagler, Gruner Veltliner, Bergburg, Federspiel, Wachau, Austria
Fells Point Wholsome Meats
fpwmeats.com
Veal Sweetbreads Nick Stefanelli,
Bibiana
Hay Smoked Veal Sweetbreads, Jerusalem Artichokes, and Black Truffle-Anchovy Dressing

Hay Smoked Veal Sweetbreads, Jerusalem Artichokes, and Black Truffle-Anchovy Dressing
Fells Point Wholsome Meats is the  premier custom cut meat processor in the Baltimore and Washington DC metropolitan area servicing the very best restaurants, hotels, and clubs. Their list of custom cut meat products is the most extensive of any company in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Their quality and service is unsurpassed.
2005 Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon, Macon Clos de la Crochette
True World Foods
trueworldfoods.com
Alaskan King Crab Nobu Yamazaki,
Sushi Taro
Alaskan King Crab Shabu Shabu

Alaskan King Crab Shabu Shabu
With more than 30 years experience and expertise in the wholesale seafood business, True World Foods is, quite simply, the trusted source for the finest quality fresh and frozen seafood to the foodservice industry. For this reason, more than 8,000 restaurants, hotels, country clubs, cruise ships and specialty retail markets rely on our products each day to feed their customers. As one of the largest wholesale distributors of fresh and frozen seafood and specialty grocery items in North America, True World Foods is uniquely positioned to offer its customers a superior level of convenience, service, and quality.  Domaine Jean Michel Guillon, Cremant de Bourgogne, Blanc de Noir
Aquaculture New Zealand
untouchedwaters.com
New Zealand Greenshell Mussels Clayton Miller,
Trummer's On Main
C
hilled New Zealand Greenshell Mussels, Quinoa, Curry Mayo, and Fluffy Ocean

Chilled New Zealand Greenshell Mussels, Quinoa, Curry Mayo, and Fluffy Ocean
Aquaculture New Zealand brings together the membership of the individual species bodies, the New Zealand Mussel Industry Council, the New Zealand Salmon Famers Association and the New Zealand Oyster Industry Association.



The Love - Starr Bill Brewery - Virginia, USA
New Zealand King Salmon Bryan Voltaggio,
VOLT
New Zealand King Salmon, Everything Bagel Crumbs, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Char Mousse, Meyer Lemon Pudding, Garlic Scapes, and Red Onion

New Zeland King Salmon, Everything Bagel Crumbs, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Char Mousse, Meyer Lemon Pudding, Garlic Scapes, and Red Onion
Aquaculture New Zealand brings together the membership of the individual species bodies, the New Zealand Mussel Industry Council, the New Zealand Salmon Famers Association and the New Zealand Oyster Industry Association.



2003 Rene Mure, Riesling, Clos St Landelin, Grand Cru Varbourg
M&L Australia
australian-beef.com
Beef Cheeks Jason Alley,
Comfort
Braised Australian Beef Cheeks, Juniper, Ginger Beer, Stone Ground Grits, and Arugula

Braised Australian Beef Cheeks, Juniper, Ginger Beer, Stone Ground Grits, and Arugula
Meat and Livestock Australia, Ltd. (MLA) undertakes a range of information, marketing, and research and development programs designed specifically to benefit Australian meat and livestock producers, processors, exporters and retailers. Australia is a leading producer of natural, wholesome beef raised on pasture and crops; and is gaining international recognition for its tender, tasty and juicy grained beef products.Australian lamb is packed with protein and nutrients and raised on grass with no artificial additives.  2007 Cune, Tempranillo, vina Real, Rioja, Spain

Lamb Shoulder
John Shields,
Townhouse Restaurant
Australian Lamb, Cooked in Ash with Smoked Eggplant Puree, Miso, Bonito Dressing, and Black Garlic

Australian Lamb, Cooked in Ash with Smoke Eggplant Puree, Miso, Bonito Dressing, and Black Garlic
Meat and Livestock Australia, Ltd. (MLA) undertakes a range of information, marketing, and research and development programs designed specifically to benefit Australian meat and livestock producers, processors, exporters and retailers. Australia is a leading producer of natural, wholesome beef raised on pasture and crops; and is gaining international recognition for its tender, tasty and juicy grained beef products.Australian lamb is packed with protein and nutrients and raised on grass with no artificial additives.  Highland Park 18 year
A M Briggs
ambriggs.com
Duck Legs Dean Maupin,
Keswick Hall
Duck Confit and Ricotta Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Arugula, Cracklin's, and Grated Wisconsin SarVecchio Parmesan

Duck Confit and Ricotta Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Arugula, Cracklin's, and Grated Wisconsin SarVecchio Parmesan
A.M. Briggs is the leading center-of-the-plate specialist in the greater Washington DC Metropolitan area.  A.M. Briggs has been providing Washington DC’s finest restaurants, hotels, country clubs and executive dining rooms with the highest quality meat, game, poultry and seafood since 1926. Local 2 - Brooklyn Brewery - New york, USA
Pork Tenderloin Matt Hill,
Charlie Palmer Steak
Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Cauliflower, and Preserved Cherries

Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Cauliflower, and Preserved Cherries
A.M. Briggs is the leading center-of-the-plate specialist in the greater Washington DC Metropolitan area.  A.M. Briggs has been providing Washington DC’s finest restaurants, hotels, country clubs and executive dining rooms with the highest quality meat, game, poultry and seafood since 1926. Ommegang Biere de Mars - Brewery Ommegang - New york, USA
The Chefs Warehouse
chefswarehouse.com
Dark Chocolate Tiffany MacIsaac
ChurchKey
Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart, Malted Milk Sorbet, and Whiskey Vanilla Shake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart, Malted Milk Sorbet, and Whiskey Vanilla Shake
The Chefs' Warehouse is an owner-operated specialty food distributor that began sourcing products for high-end chefs over 20 years ago. With locations in New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami, The Chefs’ Warehouse serves the finest restaurants, hotels, caterers and gourmet stores around the country. Their products are sourced to meet and exceed the expectations of the highest profile chefs .  Schafly Reserve: Barleywine Style Ale 2008 - Saint Louis Brewery - Missouri, USA
Sweet Flavor Florida
sweetflavorfl.com
Mini Shooter Glasses Sweet Flavor of Florida was formed in 2004 with the purpose to import the finest syrups from France and the finest European disposable tableware and catering supplies.  They  introduced the entire catering, hotel and restaurant industry to the concept of disposable Amuse Bouche which is very popular in Europe.  Schlafly Reserve: Barleywine Style Ale 2008 
JB Prince
jbprince.com
Tart Molds Specialized chefs' tools, utensils and equipment used in the preparation of fine cuisine. Schlafly Reserve: Barleywine Style Ale 2008 
Rhum J.M.
rhum-jm.com
Rum Stefan Trummer,
Trummer's On Main
The Reafer: Rhum J.M., Fresh Mint, Virginia Honey, Angostura Bitters, Barboursville Brut, and Bouquet Garnis Steeped in Absinthe

The Reefer
Located on the northernmost tip of Martinique at the base of an active volcano, Rhum J.M has a truly unique terroir for its estate-grown sugarcane. The island of Martinique itself carries an AOC Rhum classification, the only such classification of its kind, as the island is recognized as the the world’s premier sugarcane growing area. The intense tropical heat and humidity of the island plus the rich volcanic soil of Rhum J.M creates a unique microclimate that yields the highest quality sugarcane and therefore rhums. Rhum J.M was started by the Crassous de Médeuil family. The distillery and estate are still family-owned and have passed through four generations while maintaining the traditions and standards from when the distillery was founded over 160 years ago.  
Vieux Carre Absinthe Superieure
vieuxcarreabsinthe.com
Absinthe The French Quarter, locally known as Vieux Carré, is the soul of New Orleans, Louisiana. This city is replete with culture, architectural beauty and culinary arts. Philadelphia Distilling pays tribute to the unique and colorful history of Absinthe in New Orleans with the release of Vieux Carré Absinthe Supérieure. The first batch of Vieux Carré was released on December 31, 2008. It is the first legal absinthe to be distilled, bottled and sold on the east coast of the United States in nearly 100 years.
 
Highland Park
highlandpark.co.uk
Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Gina Chersevani,
PS 7's
Beet-iful Apples with highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Dolin sweet Vermouth, Apple Juice, Red Beet Reduction, and Mint

Highland Park, created in 1798,  produces on if the most respected single malts in the world.  
Woodford Reserve
woodfordreserve.com
Bourbon Woodford Reserve is the premium small batch burbon that is finding a place on home bars all across America. In spite of being one of the fastest growing spirits in the country, they remain dedicated to the high quality their customers expect. Making a bourbon like Woodford Reserve takes aptience and time - two things that they do not sacrifice for a few extra bottles.   
Washington Wholesale
charmer-sunbelt.com
Woodord Reserve Bourbon Washington Wholesale, LLC is a major wholesale distributor of wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages in the District of Columbia. 
 
Plantin
plantin.com
Black Truffle Bertrand Chemel,
2941
Local Beets, Compressed Watermelon, Laughing Bird Shrimp, and Cherrywood Balsamic

Local Beets, Compressed Watermelon, Laughing Bird Shrimp, and Cherrywood Balsamic
Established since 1930, PLANTIN promotes French traditions and gastronomy by provinding truffles and forest mushrooms of the highest quality. PLANTIN is a leader in France with a production of twenty to thirty tons of truffles a year, and over forty tons of Dry mushrooms; half of this production is shipped throughout the world.
PLANTIN presents a remarkable selection of fresh and preserved truffles, dried morels, porcinis, chanterelles... and a wide range of oil and vinegar flavored with black trufffles, white truffles or porcinis.
Leffe Blonde - AB-InBev/ Brouwerij

Stella Artois - Flemish Brabant, Belgium
Fresh Origins
freshorigins.com
Microgreens Benjamin Lambert,
Restaurant Nora
Heart of Palm Salad and Sorbet with Mango, Coriander Berries, Heirloom Tomato Water

Heart of Palm Salad and Sorbet with Mango, Coriander Berries, Heirloom Tomato Water
Fresh Origins Farm produces MicroGreens, PetiteGreens, TenderGreens and Edible Flowers in the North San Diego County town of San Marcos. Their ideal growing climate allows them to produce a micro green that is robust, healthy and highly flavored. Combining the benefits of their great weather with a deep passion for quality and innovation, Fresh Origins has become the largest grower of MicroGreens and Edible Flowers in the country.
 2009 Christian Lauverjet Sancerre Moulin de Vrelliere
Hamakua Farms
hamakuasprings.com
Hearts of Palm Hamakua Farms has been in the banana business for 30 years, and now three generations  are researching, developing, growing and selling not only bananas, but also the best-tasting varieties of tomatoes,  lettuce, cucumbers and watercress . They know that if it doesn’t taste great, customers won’t come back for more, so taste is their highest priority. Hamakua Farms uses its farm’s readily-available resources to keep expanding into ever more diversified agriculture.
“Sustainability” is a buzzword these days, but  at Hamakua Springs it stands for some very specific practices and it’s a philosophy they live by. They practice sustainability in terms of their family and workers, the environment, and the community.
 2009 Christian Lauverjet Sancerre Moulin de Vrelliere
ProFish
profish.com
Eel Ruben Garcia,
minibar by jose andres and thinkfoodgroup
Cotton Candy Eel

Cotton Candy Eel
Profish, an OceanPro Industries company is the premier seafood company in Washington DC. We are dedicated to bringing the finest, safest and most varied line of seafood to your table. With over twenty (20) years of business experience, Profish has established itself as a company responsive to the needs of its customers while maintaining a strict regimen of always striving to have the freshest available seafood product at a price that's always highly competitive.

Hoegaarden Original White Ale – Brouwerij van Hoegaarden – Flemish Brabant, Belgium
International Gourmet
igf-inc.com
Valrhona 55% chocolate Chris Ford,
Trummers on Main
Chocolate Soup, Cocoa Nib Sherbet , Cinnamon Marshmallow, Devil's Food

Chocolate Soup, Cocoa Nib Sherbet, Cinnamon Marshmallow, Devil's Food
International Gourmet Food is the leading wholesale distributor of gourmet specialty products, providing high-quality, innovative items from around the world.  Blandys 5 Yr. Alvada Madeira
Sid Wainer
sidwainer.com
Parsnips Karen Urie Shields,
Townhouse Restaurant
Parsnip Candy, Aerated Coconut, Yeast Sponge, Banana, Maca Crumbs, Lemongrass

Parsnip Candy, Aerated Coconut, Yeast Sponge, Banana, Maca Crumbs, Lemongrass
Sid Wainer & Son is the leader of the produce and specialty foods industry, an is also the only HACCP certified produce company in the United States. They are the fastest growing specialty produce and specialty foods company in the nation and supply 23,000 restaurants on a daily basis in North America.


Tripel Karmeliet – Brouwerij Bosteels – East Flanders
Petrossian 
petrossian.com
Caviar Aaron Tootil,
Fire & Sage
Tuna Ceviche with Red Bell Pepper Sauce, Cilantro Sauce, Micro Peppercress, and Petrossian Osetra Caviar

Passed during VIP Reception
 Petrossian was founded in the 1920's and is now the premier buyer and importer of Russian caviar worldwide.They also offer a tempting array of other delicacies, including smoked fish, foie gras & pâté, rich chocolates, and specialty teas & coffee. Behind each product, be it a delectable food or a tasteful serving piece, stands the Petrossian name and legacy of quality.
 
Verterra
verterra.com
Dinnerware from Fallen Leaves Plateware for each dish

Verterra Logo
While we can't promise that your meal will be guilt-free, we can promise that your dinnerware will be.
Our environmentally-friendly plates, bowls, and serving dishes are made from only two products: fallen leaves and water. They're non-toxic, biodegradable, compostable, durable, lightweight, convenient, and downright stylish.
 
Aspen Ware
aspenware.ca
Cutlery Cutlery for each dish

Aspenware logo
Environmentally friendly, biodegradable, durable wooden cutlery, Aspenware™ Cutlery looks great and is designed to perform! Aspenware Inc. is an icon of hope. Their product, WÜN Cutlery, is a biodegradable solution to the billions of plastic knives, forks and spoons that end up in landfill every year. It may be single use cutlery, but it's engineered to perform, and each completely unique piece is designed to capture your imagination.
 

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