The 2010 New York Rising Stars Award Winners and Why They Shine
2010 New York Rising Stars
Bobby Hellen, Resto
Pascaline Lepeltier, Rouge Tomate
New York is our city. We live here. We work here. And when we’re not traveling, we eat and drink here, heartily. So New York Rising Stars is kind of like an exercise in hometown pride for us. After all, we’re not based in one of the greatest food cities in the world by accident. The proverbial action happens here, in the kitchens and bars that stud this metropolis like a motley culinary constellation. From prominent chefs with decades of experience, and a small empire to show for it, to innovators in the trenches of new concepts and perspectives, the New York food scene boasts as much variety as it does talent, dedication, and ambition. And for the sixth year in a row, we are eating it up.
We tasted savory, pastry, cocktails, and wine pairings from over 80 talented chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists, and sommeliers from all over New York. Only 16 earned the title of Rising Star. So what makes them shine? Creativity, ambition, exquisite presentation, and, most importantly, a stellar dish or drink win each up-and-coming culinary star the Rising Star Award.
Each Rising Star has attributes that make us believe he or she will be the future leaders of the country's culinary scene. Put simply, they’re not just surviving the New York restaurant industry—they’re thriving. So without further ado, here's an introduction to the 2010 New York Rising Stars: who they are, why they shine, and how they're shaping the future of American cuisine.