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Jun032010 2010 SF Bay Area Rising Stars Awards Gala

San Francisco is all about stellar food and here's one special event you don't want to miss. The 2010 SF Bay Area Rising Stars Awards Gala will be showcasing the best of the Bay Area's top young chefs and other culinary pros. This is your chance to taste the winning dishes that won over the judges - over 90 talented candidates were considered for this special honor. 2010 SF Rising Stars Hosted by Gary Danko chef de cuisine, Martin Brock, the walk-around tasting will feature signature dishes, desserts and cocktails presented by the Rising Stars. Sarah Valor (Commis), the Rising Star sommelier, will be pairing a wine with each dish.

 Marinated Striped Bass with Compressed Green Strawberries, California Caviar, and Brown Rice (Louis Maldonado, Aziza)

Here's a sampling of the gala menu:

Bone Marrow Sformatino, Smoked Bacon and Onions - Matthew Accarrino, SPQR
Boudin Blanc, Dates and Wild Watercress - John Paul Carmona, Manresa
Crispy Pork Belly with Bacon, Red Lentil Ragout, and Poached Egg - Maximilian DiMare, Wood Tavern
Moulard Duck Foie Gras "Neige," Blackberry, Cashew and House-Made Mustard Toast - Scott Nishiyama, Chez TJ
Crème Fraîche Panna Cotta with Plum Soup - Melissa Chou, Aziza
Apricot Mousse, Cherry Sorbet and Lemon Verbena - Catherine Schimenti, Michael Mina

2010 SF Rising Star Restaurateur Shelley Lindgren (SPQR and A16)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
7:30pm-10:00 pm
VIP Caviar & Champagne Reception at 6:30pm

Ghirardelli Square

900 North Point Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

A portion of the proceeds will go to La Cocina, a non-profit that assists low-income women entrepreneurs in food-related businesses. For more info and to purchase tickets go to Hope to see you at the gala!

Reader Comments (2)

Ooooh, that looks like one seriously yummy event!

Friday, June 4, 2010 at 2:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterSonja

Can't wait to attend. Should be one delicious time! ;)

Friday, June 4, 2010 at 5:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn Jung

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