This year you can attend the StarChefs New York Rising Stars Awards Gala on Thursday, April 11, from 8pm to 10:30pm at The Liberty Theater, with a VIP reception beginning at 6:45pm. The walk-around tasting gala will give diners the opportunity to experience 24 of New York’s top restaurants, including more than a few DessertBuzz Favorites, including Ashley Brause from DB Bistro Moderne and Zack Golper from Bien Cuit. The evening includes beverage pairings and cocktails by the winning sommeliers and mixologists, in one location, for one night only! A complete list of the chefs and ticket info is below.
The evening will be hosted by Chef Elizabeth Falkner of Brooklyn’s Krescendo.
“The young talent in Brooklyn is incredible!” said StarChefs.com Editor-in-Chief Antoinette Bruno. “The borough is making it affordable for young chefs to express themselves for the first time in New York—and gain the independence chefs in other markets have enjoyed for years.”
Buy your tickets soon as this will certainly sell out!
Tickets are $125 per person; VIP tickets are $175, which includes the awards ceremony and private reception with sparkling wine and Petrossian caviar, beginning at 6:45pm. Tickets can be purchased at www.starchefs.com/risingstars. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to Careers through Culinary Arts Program, a nonprofit that works to advance the youth of America’s public schools through one of the few merit-based fields in the country: the restaurant industry. http://www.ccapinc.org/
More than 100 candidates in Brooklyn and Manhattan were considered through in-person tastings and interviews. The 2013 New York Rising Stars Award winners are:
Justin Bazdarich of Speedy Romeo PJ Calapa of Ai Fiori,Altamarea Group
Justin Hilbert of Gwynnett St. Leah Cohen of Pig and Khao
Joseph Ogrodnek and Walker Stern of Battersby Matt Lightner of Atera
Angelo Romano of The Pines Justin Smillie of Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria
Dale Talde of Talde Michael Toscano of Perla
HOTEL CHEF PASTRY CHEFS
Abram Bissell of The NoMad Ashley Brauze of DB Bistro Moderne
Malcolm Livingston II ofwd~50
SUSTAINABILITY CHEF Katy Peetz ofBlanca
Evan Hanczor of Parish Hall
CONCEPT Aurélien Dufour of Daniel Boulud Restaurants
Joe Carroll of Fette Sau Zachary Golper of Bien Cuit
Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman of The Meatball Shop Noah Bernamoff of Mile End Delicatessen
SOMMELIERS presented by Costières de Nîme MIXOLOGISTS presented by Hobart
Thomas Pastuszak of The NoMad Jeff Bell of PDT
Emilie Perrier of Ai Fiori, Altamarea Group Jillian Vose of Death and Co.
GUEST CHEF BREWER Announced at Rising Stars Revue
Hillary Sterling of The Beatrice Inn Candidates include the head brewers from 508 Restaurant and Bar, Birerria, Bridge and Tunnel
VIP CHEF Brewery, Bronx Brewery, Rockaway Brewing
German Calle, Petrossian Restaurant New York Company and Singlecut Beersmiths.