2016 Rust Belt Rising Stars Tasting Menu

2016 Rust Belt Rising Stars Tasting Menu


Neil Blazin of Driftwood Oven | Pitsburgh, PA
Wood-fired Artisan Bread

Jamlika Borges of Spoon | Pittsburgh, PA
Pickled Lamb, Royal Basmati Polenta, and Rum-Raisin Chutney

Brad Greenhill of Katoi | Detroit, MI
Charred Brassicas, Miso, Tahini, Chiles, and Crispy Rice

Ben Hall of Russel Street Deli | Detroit, MI
Smoked Cherokee Purple Tomato Bisque

Nick Janutol of Forest Grill | Detroit, MI 
Black Rice, Tomato, Cobia, and Toasted Nori

David Kocab of Trentina | Cleveland, OH
Mugolio Carrots and Turnips, Genmai, and Spruce Tips

Adam Lambert of Ohio City Provisions | Cleveland, OH
Polish Boy Sausage, BBQ Sauce, Fries, and Cole Slaw

Kate Lasky & Tomas Skowronski of Apteka | Pittsburgh, PA
Sauerkraut-Mushroom Pierogi

James Rigato of Mabel Gray | Detroit, MI
Wings, Habanero Jam, Orange, Shishitos, and Mustard Seeds

Brett Sawyer of Plum Cafe & Kitchen | Cleveland, OH
Grit Croquettes, Smoked Shrimp Rillettes, and Fermented Peanuts

Jonathon Sawyer of Team Sawyer | Cleveland, OH
Signature Dish from Greenhouse Tavern

John Vermiglio of Grey Ghost | Detroit, MI
General Tso's Chicken Sausage, Sesame, and Scallion

Nath  Vishwatej of Urban Farmer at the Westin Cleveland Downtown | Cleveland, OH
Scotch Egg: Bison, Quail Egg, Agrodolce, and Yogurt


Lisa Ludwinski of Sister Pie | Detroit, MI
Assortment of Cookies featuring Chocolate Buckwheat

Chad Townsend of Millie's Homemade Ice Cream | Pittsburgh, PA
Trio of ice Creams



Dominic Fiore of Bar Marco | Pittsburgh, PA
Pairings with winners' dishes

Shaun Page of Wolfgang Puck Grille at MGM Grand | Detroit, MI
Pairings with winners' dishes

Will Hollingsworth of Spotted Owl | Cleveland, OH
And Fire Green As Grass: Gin, Green Chartreuse, Allspice Dram, and Rum

Reed Jaskula of Platform Beer Co. | Cleveland, OH
Black Eagle Gratzer

Dave Kwiatkowski of Detroit Optimist Society | Detroit, MI
The Forest Floor: Angostura Rum, Angostura Amaro, Mushroom Syrup, and Lemon Bitters

Joe Robinson of Standby | Detroit, MI
Angelic Conversation: Campari, Aperol, Dry Vermouth, Citrus, and Egg White