2017 Colorado Rising Stars Tasting Menu

2017 Colorado Rising Stars Tasting Menu


Sam Charles and Marcus Eng of The Way Back
New York strip, yorkshire pudding, parsnip, citrus butter

Brian Dayton and Steven Redzikowski of Acorn, Brider, and Oak at Fourteenth
Ancho-rubbed Wagyu french dip, horsey sauce, gruyère, au jus 

Alex Figura and Spencer White of Dio Mio
Chicken liver mousse, mushrooms, cranberries, honey, toast

Patrick Kerzetski of Pizzeria Locale
Pizza margherita

Max MacKissock of Bar Dough
Wood oven-roasted carrots, farro, chickpeas, cumin vinaigrette, pine nuts

Jorel Pierce of Euclid Hall
Chips and dip with smoked duck breast, duck confit, lemon goat cheese, oolong tea

Cindhura Reddy of Spuntino
Saffron cavatelli, braised lamb, garlic breadcrumbs, chile threads

Nate Singer of Blackbelly Market
Charcuterie board featuring venison salami

Chris Starkus of Urban Farmer Steakhouse
Hibiscus tea-marinated lamb, spring peas, sprouted grains, beet gastrique, morel dust, micro greens

Matthew Vawter of Mercantile
Arancini, mushrooms, cauliflower, hazelnut vinaigrette 

Kelly Whitaker of Basta
Piada bread, burrata, allium butter


Spencer Bowie, Sienna Trapp-Bowie, and Aldo Ramirez Carrasco of Fortuna Chocolate
Chocolate selection featuring Huehuetan Estate 68%

Josh Gertzen and Gerry Kim of Frozen Matter
Strooper Dooper ice cream sandwich and sundae bar including avocado and coconut-black sesame seed ice creams with Kikkoman soy sauce drizzle, balsamic reduction, and wasabi shoot   

Gonzo Jimenez and David Lewis of Miette et Chocolat
Passionfruit-jasmine crémeux, royal basmati rice-coconut rocher cookie, and basmati-chocolate gelée and assorted bonbons

Alberto Ramirez of Frasca Food & Wine and Pizzeria Locale 
Buffalo yogurt panna cotta, quince tea, juniper, satsuma sorbet, brulée grapefruit


Chris Dunaway of The Little Nell
Pairings with winners' dishes

Carlin Karr of Frasca Food & Wine
Pairings with winners' dishes

Austin Carson of Mizuna
Ghostwriter 2.0: tequila, beet-candy corn syrup, lime, mezcal

Zach Coleman of TRVE Brewing Company
Burning Off Impurities amber ale

Elliot Strathmann of Spuntino
Tail of Two Toms: Bombay Sapphire gin, liquore allo zaffarano, lemon syrup, lime, soda, basil, Varnelli Amaro Sibilla

Nicole Laurita of Williams & Graham
Vulcan Nerve Pinch: green chile vodka, lime, rosemary, bell pepper

Kevin Nealon of Huckleberry Roasters
Kenya Karatina coffee