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What to Wear to the StarChef’s Award Ceremony? :: San Francisco

Movies have their Oscars. The Theatre, their Tony Awards. Not to mention the Clios, Pulitzer’s or the Nobel!

And, as all culinary insiders know…. Chefs have their Rising Star Chef Award! The StarChefs.com Rising Stars Revue is a national award that recognizes chefs from around the country as they come into their own as young leaders in the culinary field.

In San Francisco, on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at the Westin St. Francis, not only will you be able to meet the up-and-coming culinary stars from the city’s top restaurants, but if you hurry, you can also taste their noteworthy food, (sooo much better than some tired old “swag” bag!) at the Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony.

NOTE: You can still purchase tickets at www.starchefs.com/risingstars.

This mouthwatering tasting will start with Nate Appleman , restaurant {A16} :

Watson Farm Lamb and Ricotta Crespelle with Tomato and Pecorino & Housemade Pork Sausage with Radishes and Salsa Verde,

And end with Pastry Chef Belinda Leong {Gary Danko}:

Pineapple Upside-Down Milk Cake with Walnut Streusel and Burnt Caramel Ice Cream &

Scharffen Berger Chocolate Fudge Cream with Coffee Soil and Condensed Milk Ice Cream

In between you can try signature dishes made by:

The StarChefs 2007 San Francisco Rising Stars include Chef Nate Appleman of A16, Chef Jennifer Biesty of Coco500, Chef Mark Dommen of One Market, Chef James Syhabout of Plumpjack Café, Chef Mourad Lahlou of Aziza, Chef Jonah Oakden of The Blue Plate, Chef Seiji Wakabayashi of Bushi Tei, Pastry Chef Belinda Leong of Gary Danko, Pastry Chef Nicole Krasinski of Rubicon, Hotel Chef Peter Rudolph of Campton Place, Sommelier Becky Swenson of Delfina, Sommelier Michael Garcia of XYZ at the W Hotel, Bar Chef Jonny Raglin of Absinthe, Sustainability Award Chef Laurence Jossel of NOPA and Host Chef Thomas Rimpel of Westin St. Francis.

The StarChefs.com Rising Stars Revue is a walk-around tasting gala featuring signature dishes from each chef, as well as premium wine pairings, spirits, and entertainment.

The event will be held at the Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell Street, from 7:00pm – 9:30pm. Tickets are $95 per person and are available at www.starchefs.com/risingstars or by calling 212-966-3775. VIP tickets are $150 and include a pre-Gala champagne and caviar reception featuring Nicolas Feuillatte 1997 Palmes d’Or Champagne.

**There are two other upcoming Award ceremonies if you can’t make the San Francisco gala:
• New Yorks Star Chefs event will be September 18, 2007 and
• Atlanta will hold theirs October 10, 2007.

Pictured: Chef Daniel Humm, Campton Place, Past Star Chef Winner

By Vagablond’s Token Redhead

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  1. I’ll be at the one in Atlanta! Anyone else who plans to be there better book their Atlanta hotel now!

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