StarChefs Rising Stars Revue at Trump

May 09 2008 - 12:34 PM

Tonight StarChefs will be hosting a party celebrating Chicago’s rising star chefs. You can get tickets at StarChef’s website.
The tasting gala has all dishes paired with wines. It’s hosted by Frank Brunacci but I’m not sure if the event is in 16 or a separate Trump room. In either case it sounds like some seriously snazzy stuff, from the site:

"enjoy high-concept food from up-and-coming culinary stars from the top
restaurants in town. All dishes are paired with ultra-premium wines
selected by the Rising Star Sommelier."

I can do the "ultra-premium" thing. Tickets are $150 ($200 for the VIP thing) but with the talent participating and being recognized it should be worth the dough.

I don’t know if the dishes will be the recipes listed on the site but all the better if they are. Pictured are the sweetbreads from Les Nomades. Awesome. Linked is Mike Sheerin’s Wood-Grilled Sturgeon with Rye Gnocchi, English Peas, Oyster Mushrooms, Guanciale and Mustard Consomm√©. Here’s the recipe.