2014 Kentucky-Tennessee Rising Stars Gala Tasting Menu

2014 Kentucky-Tennessee Rising Stars Gala Tasting Menu


Matt Gallaher of Knox Mason (Knoxville, TN)
Feautured Dish: Potato Gnocchi, Mushrooms, Sea Island Red Peas, Arugula, and Cruze Creme Fraiche

Michael Hudman and Andrew Ticer of Hog & Hominy (Memphis, TN)
Featured Dish: Collared Greens, 'Nduja, Pork Belly Ends, Hominy, and Pepper Vinegar

Philip Krajeck of Rolf and Daughters (Nashville, TN)

Keri Moser of IvyWild (Sewanee, TN)
Featured Dish: Smoked Salmon, Cracked Wheat, Black Barley, Elberton Blue Cheese, Tomatillos, Romanesco, and Chamomile-Lemon Aioli

Annie Pettry of Decca (Lousiville, KY)
Featured Dish: Grilled Carrots, Carrot Puree, Pickled Carrots, Carrot Top OIl, Buttermilk Ricotta, Brown Butter Egg Yolk, and Kale Furikake

Levon Wallace of Proof on Main (Louisville, KY)
Featured Dish: Australian Wagyu Carpaccio, Horseradish, Oyster Mushrooms, Squash Pickles and Seeds, Nasturtiums, and Ranch Dressing

Pastry Chef

Kayla Swartout of Capitol Grille (Nashville, TN)

Featured Dish: Chocolate Root Beer Cake, Boylan's Red Birch Beer Sorbet, Ginger Marshmallow, Cherry Sphere, and Cherry Pearls


Ham Maker Jay Denham of Curehouse (Louisville, KY)

Featured Dish: Mountain Ham

Roaster James Tooill of Argo Sons (Louisville, KY)
Featured Coffee: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, Gelana Abaya, Natural Process

Chocolate Maker Scott Witherow of Olive and Sinclair (Nashville, TN)
Featured Dish: Smoked Nib Brittle and Assorted Chocolates


Julie DeFriend of Oakroom at The Seelbach Hilton (Louisville,KY)
Beverage Pairings with Winners' Dishes


Doug Monroe of Patterson House (Nashville, TN)
Featured Drink: Lazy Maisie: Zwack, Creme de Cacao, Cinnamon Syrup, Lillet Rouge, Louisianne-infused Gordon's Gin, Lemon Bitters, and Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters

Susie Hoyt of The Silver Dollar (Louisville, KY)
Featured Drink: Autumn Leaves: Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Ramazzotti, Antica Formula 1786, and Lime Juice


Sam Cruz and Jerry Gnagy of Against the Grain Bewery (Louisville, KY)
Featured Beer: Wrath of the Krauth of Khan, Smoked Bockbier


Benjamin and Max Goldberg of Strategic Hospitality (Nashville, TN)


David Mitchell of Mitchell Deli (Nashville, TN)
Featured Dish: Reuben: Australian Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Russian Dressing, Swiss, and Silkes Light Rye


Matt Lackey of Flyte World Dining and Wine (Nashville, TN)
Featured Dish: Trio of Beets: Cured, Forgotten, and Pickled Beets with House Ham and Dill Sauce

VIP Host Chef

Patrick Roney of Oak Room at The Seelbach Hilton (Louisville, KY)
Featured Dish: Smoked Australian Lamb Rack and Grenache-braised Shank, Winter Mushrooms, and Oregon Truffles