2017 Los Angeles Rising Stars Gala Tasting Menu

2017 Los Angeles Rising Stars Gala Tasting Menu


Vartan Abgaryan of 71Above
Barbecued octopus, pickled persimmon, Meyer lemon, mustard seeds, greens

Tristan Aitchison of Providence
Prawn tartare, caviar, finger lime, fermented apple, radish flowers, gold leaf, prawn rice crackers

Armando De La Torre Jr. of Guisados
Quesadilla con chorizo and horchata cold brew 

Gareth Evans of Gwen
Wagyu tartare, wasabi greens, shaved bone marrow, and fennel-cured egg yolk

Sarah Hymanson and Sara Kramer of Kismet
Broccoli toast with labneh, pumpkin seeds, citrus, Bub & Grandma's sesame bread

Holly Jivin of  The Bazaar by José Andrés
Kushi oyster, passion fruit, finger lime, vanilla oil, hibiscus air

Joe Johnson of Charcoal Venice
Coal-roasted potato, crème fraîche, beurre de baratte, aged gouda, chives

Andy Kadin of Bub & Grandma's
Broccoli toast with labneh, pumpkin seeds, citrus, Bub & Grandma's sesame bread

Mike Kassar and Micah Wexler of Wexler's Deli
The O.G.: pastrami, mustard, rye bread

Javier Ramos of Sqirl
The Holy Quail: Kong's quail, plum char siu, Thai chile, Meyer lemon, dandelion, fried rice

Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria

Alison Trent of Ysabel
Ricotta-truffle capeletti, morels, pickled ramps, trumpet mushrooms, minor’s lettuce, nasturtium

Johnny Zone of Howlin' Ray's
Nashville hot chicken wings

Iberico Ham from Spain
Carving Station


Gregory Baumgartner of 71Above
Caramel custard, truffle-praline almonds, young coconut sorbet, vanilla-white soy gelée, pork-maple powder

Jessie Liu of Providence
Roasted strawberries, pickled green strawberries, wood sorrel sorbet, mascarpone, black pepper meringue   

David Menkes of LetterPress Chocolate
Assorted artisan chocolates featuring Ucayali


Kevin Caravelli of Maude
Pairings with winners' dishes

Helen Johannesen of Helen's
Pairings with winners' dishes

Chris Amirault of Otium
Piña Colada: Milk-washed Dewar's 12-year Scotch, sencha tea, lime, pineapple, coconut liqueur, tiki bitters, Laphroaig

Zayde Naquib of Bar Nine
Derar Ele Ethiopian coffee

Yael Vengroff of The Spare Room
The Sex Wax: Bruxo mezcal, Bittermens grapefruit cream soda syrup, cappelletti, cocchi rosa, watermelon, chile salt