Los Angeles 2006 Rising Stars Gala Tasting Menu

Los Angeles 2006 Rising Stars Gala Tasting Menu


Jill Davie, Josie
Seared Sepia with Merguez Sausage and Beluga Lentils
wine pairing Grenache Rosé, Verdad, Arroyo Grande Valley, California, 2005

Short Ribs Tagine with Toasted Couscous

Lee Gross, M Café de Chaya
Wild Scottish Smoked Salmon Benedict with Soy Hollandaise
wine pairing Chardonnay, White Rock, Napa Valley, California, 2002

Crispy Tempeh with Coconut Creamed Lentils

Sean Hardy, The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Hudson Valley Foie Gras "Lollipops"
wine pairing Demi-Sec, Gruet, New Mexico, NV

Spicy Lobster, Truffle Emulsion and White Corn Pudding

Mohammad Islam, Chateau Marmont
Seared Cervena Venison Loin with California Cherry Compote
wine pairing Pinot Noir, George 'Vintage II,' Russian River Valley, California, 2004

Manchego Ravioli with Asparagus, Chanterelle Mushroom Crudo

Ludovic Lefebvre , Bastide
Fried Vermicelli, Langoustines and Clams with Cinnamon Butter
wine pairing Semillon, Ruston 'Juliana Vineyard,' Napa Valley, California, 2003

Deconstruction of Bloody Mary

David LeFevre, Water Grill
Slow-Poached Sturgeon with Horseradish-Celery-Red Radish Salad
wine pairing Chardonnay/Viognier Blend, Qupe Bien Nacido Cuvee, Santa Maria Valley, California, 2005

Wasabi Marinated Tuna with Red Radish Puree and Shiso

David Lentz, Hungry Cat
Grilled Marlin with Cranberry Beans, Braised Leeks and Pappardelle
wine pairing Chardonnay, Stuhlmuller, Alexander Valley, California 2005

Baked Maine Oysters, Black Kale, Applewood Smoked Bacon

James Richardson, Nook
Kurobuta Pork Belly with Black Eyed Peas and Shiitake Mushrooms
wine pairings Cabernet Sauvignon, Vineyard 7, Spring Mountain, California, 2002
Chardonnay, Vineyard 8, Spring Mountain, California, 2002

Jumbo Shrimp with Sweet Corn Succotash

Jason Travi, La Terza
Chestnut Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter
wine pairing Grenache, Havens 'Cave Dog,' Napa Valley, California, 2004
Smoked Eel Salad, Orange Segment, Radish, Arugula

Host Chef Gregg Wangard , Ocean & Vine at The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Salad Lyonnaise
Prime Short Rib Osso Bucco with Beets and Salsify
wine pairing Proprietary Red, Robert Sinskey Vineyard Reserve, Napa Valley, California, 1999


Elizabeth Belkind, Grace
Sweet Corn Crème Caramel with Corn Ice Cream
wine pairing Gewurztraminer Passito, Francis Tannahill, Oregon, 2004

Maple-Glazed Doughnuts, Roasted Apples and Cider Ice Cream

Kristy Choo , Jin Patisserie
Spring Bouquet: Meringue with Passionfruit Mousse and Mango
wine pairing Riesling, Joseph 'La Magia,' Eden Valley, Australia, 2004

Mascarpone with Banana and Pistachios

Maple-Glazed Doughnuts, Roasted Apples and Cider Ice Cream

Ron Mendoza, Ortolan
Milk Confit Cake, Grapefruit Sorbet, Pistachio Ice Cream
wine pairing Semillon, Lillypilly 'Noble Blend,' Australia, 2002

Smoked White Chocolate Mousse with Meyer Lemon Saffron Granita


Vincenzo Marianella, Providence
Rhode Island Red


Matthew Straus, Wilshire Fine Wine Pairings with Each Chef’s Signature Dish