2014 StarChefs.com Los Angeles Rising Stars Gala Tasting Menu

2014 StarChefs.com Los Angeles Rising Stars Gala Tasting Menu


Alvin Cailan of Eggslut 
Featured Dish: The Fairfax: Soft Scrambled Eggs, Caramelized Onions, Sriracha Mayonnaise, and Brioche Bun

Cole Dickinson of Ink 
Featured Dish: Mediterranean Octopus, Kelp Pasta, and Fennel

Brian Dunsmoor and Kris Tominaga of The Hart and the Hunter 
Featured Dish: Barbecued Gulf Oysters, Chile-Garlic Butter, Parmesan, and Bread Crumbs

Jessica Koslow of Sqirl
Featured dish: Sorrel Rice Bowl: Heirloom Brown Rice, Sorrel Pesto, Poached Egg, Preserved Meyer Lemon, Hot Sauce, Radish, and Feta

Jeff Mahin of Stella Barra Pizzeria
Featured Dish: Parmesan Cream White Pizza with Bloomsdale Spinach, Kale, Pecorino, and Garlic Confit

Ori Menashe of Bestia
Featured Dish: Confit Chicken Gizzards, Beets, Belgian Endive, and Capra Sarda

Erika Nakamura and Amelia Posada of Lindy & Grundy
Featured Dish: Mortadella, Duck Proscuitto, Pork Butter, and Noix de Jambon

Niki Nakayama n/naka
Featured Dish: Diver Scallop, Uni, Strawberry, Yuzu Vinegar, and Nori

Bryant Ng of The Spice Table
Featured Dish: Jellyfish Salad, Shredded Chicken, Crispy Rice, Green Leaf Lettuce, and Sesame-Bacon Dressing

David Padilla of On Rodeo Bistro & Lounge
Featured Dish: Cured Ōra King Salmon, Radishes, Cucumber, Red Shiso, Orange, and Citrus Vinaigrette

Nicole Rucker of Gjelina Takeaway  
Featured Dish: Pork and Peas Pie

Atsushi Takatsuki of MB Post
Featured Dish: Pig Tail-Shrimp Tail Dumplings, Black Sesame, Ruby Streaks, and Chile Oil

Ari Taymor of Alma
Featured Dish: Wagyu, Fermented Turnips, Truffled Walnuts, and Wasabi

Miles Thompson of Allumette
Featured Dish: Gnocchetti, Wood Pigeon Ragù, Ubriacone Cheese, and Croutons

Jonathan Whitener of Animal
Featured Dish: Fried Rabbit, Carolina Gold Rice Pilaf, Sour Cream Gravy, and Fried Lemons

Pastry and Breads

Carlos Enriquez of Patina Restaurant Group
Featured Dish: Blackforest Cake, Caramelía Namelaka, Kirsch Cherries, and Mascarpone Gelato

Kei Hasegawa of Matsuhisa
Featured Dish: Green Tea Shaved Ice, Adzuki Beans, Vanilla Ice Cream, and Shiratama Mochi

David Rodriguez of Providence
Featured Dish: Candied Sunchoke, Fried Sunchoke, Sunchoke Ice Cream, Spiced Genoise, Valrhona Dulcey Crémeux, and Cocoa Nibs


Kiowa Bryan of Eveleigh 
Featured Cocktail: Bols On Parade: Bols Genever, Tío Pepe Fino Sherry, Lemon Juice, Pistachio-Lavender Orgeat, Egg White, and Angostura Bitters

Devon Tarby of Honeycut
Featured Cocktail: Four to the Floor: Campo de Encanto Pisco, Giffard Crème Pamplemousse Rose Liqueur, Verjus Blanc, and Dolin Blanc Vermouth

Charlie Habegger of Handsome Coffee Roasters
Featured Beverage: Colombian Coffee