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DC Rising Stars Purveyors

What’s a chef without his purveyors? They all agree: like knives, offset spatulas and sous chefs, great purveyors are indispensable tools, without which a chef’s job would be a lot harder, if not impossible. So when it came time for DC’s Rising Stars to strut their stuff in front of 300 gourmands at the DC Rising Stars Revue, they turned to the producers that they trust for the reliable, high-quality products that inspired them in the first place.

Company Product Chef/Dish Comment Paired with
Sunburst Trout Company Sustainable Rainbow Trout Caviar Host Chef Arnel Esposo
Caviar and blinis

Sunburst Trout Sustainable Rainbow Trout Caviar
American, sustainable caviar company that produces a bright orange, grassy and creamy product. Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or 1995
Euro Gourmet Porcini mushrooms Chef Tony Chittum
Malfatti with Porcini, Mascarpone and Parmigiano Reggiano
A Georgia-based company that offers an incredible selection of brand-name European foodstuffs.  
True Worlds Food Japanese toro Chef Noriaki Yatsutake
Smoked Toro with Wasabi Jelly and Watermelon

Noriaki Yasutake’s Smoked Toro with Watermelon
A national distributor of sushi-grade fish.  
Hudson Valley Foie Gras Foie Gras Chef Eric Ziebold
Hudson Valley Foie Gras Shabu Shabu
A company based in upstate New York that leads in American foie gras production.  
Samuels and Sons Seafood Company Sustainable walu Chef Barton Seaver
Crusted Walu with Sweet Potato Puree and Orange Parsley Salad

Barton Seaver’s Jalepeno-Crusted Walu
A 5th generation family business based in Philadelphia that buys directly from fisherman on a daily basis and distributes along the East Coast, from Virginia to New York.  
M.Slavin and Sons Virginia rockfish Chef Tony Chittum
Malfatti with Porcini, Mascarpone and Parmigiano Reggiano
A company that began in Brooklyn nearly 100 years ago and now has distribution centers in New York, DC, Rhode Island, Florida and Puerto Rico. Vineyard 8, Chardonnay, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley 2003
Mikuni Wild Harvest Black truffles Chef RJ Cooper
Truffled Heirloom Potatoes with Crispy Pork Belly
A company that distributes gourmet foodstuffs, from caviar to wild mushrooms to wild greens, across the US and Canada.  
Valrhona Chocolate (61% bittersweet) Pastry Chef Heather Chittum
Big City S’mores

Heather Chittum’s Big City S’Mores
A French chocolate company that's a staple in many professional pastry kitchens.  
Chocolate (45% milk chocolate) Pastry Chef Tom Wellings
Milk Chocolate Crema with Chicory