2008 Rising Stars Revue

A tasting gala celebrating New York City’s hottest culinary talent was held on Tuesday, September 16 at the Museum of Natural History. Similar events took place in Chicago and South Florida earlier this year; a Las Vegas gala is planned for October. Here’s a roundup of the participating award-winning chefs and the dishes they prepared, with links to their restaurant menus.

Centro Vinoteca
Anne Burrell
Braised Duck Farrotto with Rougie Foie Gras

Shorty’s .32
Josh Eden
Pork Milanese with Radish Salad and Passionfruit Beurre Noisette

Allen & Delancey
Neil Ferguson, executive chef
Sea Scallops with Celery Root Cream, Candied Grapes and Verjus

John Fraser
Dungeness Crab Ravioli with Wisconsin Mascarpone, Chorizo and Lemon-Butter Sauce
Vera Tong, pastry chef
Brioche Bread Pudding with Bananas, Bacon Brittle and Vanilla-Rum Ice Cream

Yoshinori Ishii
Morimoto Omakase Bar
House Made Yuba with Sea Urchin, Nasturtium, Caviar and Umami Sauce

Café Boulud
Gavin Kaysen
Sashimi of Kona Kampachi with Fried Garlic, Butternut Squash, Daikon and Ponzu

Gordon Ramsay at The London
Josh Emett
Pressed Rougie Foie Gras with Tapioca and Calvados Jelly

Bar Milano
Jason Denton
Terrina alla Campagnola: Rabbit Terrine with Artichokes and Carrots

Sandro Micheli
Exotic Fruit Vacherin

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