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Here's Who Thinks Are D.C.'s Rising Stars

The restaurant industry magazine honors its award winners with a ticketed gala at Union Market.

Giane Cavaliere of Rogue 24
Giane Cavaliere of Rogue 24

After visiting more than 125 chefs and artisans in Maryland, Virginia and D.C., announced their 2014 list of Washington, D.C. Area Rising Stars. The restaurant industry magazine awards honor chefs and other culinary professionals, and so many D.C. pros made the cut, from the team at 3 Stars Brewing Company to Rose’s Luxury’s Aaron Silverman to Mike Isabella to Derek Brown.

To celebrate, is throwing a Rising Stars Gala on Tuesday, December 16 at Dock 5 at Union Market, with an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and a tasting gala from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For $95 general admission, try 20 dishes, 20 beverage pairings, and 2 signature cocktails from the awardees. The $125 VIP tickets also include a private reception with champagne and Petrossian caviar. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to DC Central Kitchen. Tickets are available here.

Here’s the full list of 2014 DC Rising Stars Award winners:

D.C. Chefs

Kyle Bailey of The Arsenal at Bluejacket @Chefkylebailey

Featured Dish: Pork Loin, Chanterelles, Asian Pears, Red Quinoa, and Pecans

Mike Friedman of Red Hen @MikeyFriedmanDC

Featured Dish: Cavatelli, Heirloon Squash, Mushrooms, and Sage

Matthew McGhee of RANGE @MattieMcGhee

Featured Dish: Octopus, Lentils, Wheat Berries, and Pistachio

Joe Palma of Bourbon Steak @ChefJoePalma

Featured Dish: Fluke Crudo, Furikake, Golden Beets, Herb Jus, Baby Turnips, and White Shoyu

Aaron Silverman of Rose's Luxury @AaronMSilverman

Featured Dish: Pork Sausage and Habanero-Lychee Salad

Johnny Spero of minibar @johnnyspero

Featured Dish: Australian Lamb, Cucumbers, Whey, and Dill

Virginia Chefs

Ian Boden of The Shack @chefiab

Featured Dish: Pretzel Gemelli, Virginia Ham, and Mustard Sauce

Austin Fausett of Trummer's on Main @ajfausett

Featured Dish: Duck, Foie Gras, Popcorn, Wild Rice, and Balsamic Reduction

Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt @leepgregory

Featured Dish: Wagyu Tartare, Egg, Squid Ink Bread, and Pickled Watermelon

Phillip Perrow and Caleb Shriver of Dutch & Company @PhilPerrow @calebdshriver

Featured Dish: Rye Perfect Egg, Cured Salmon, Quinoa, and Cumin Yogurt

Joe Sparatta of Heritage @jsparatta

Featured Dish: Flounder, Smoked Potatoes, Spinach, and Brown Butter

Maryland Chefs

George Marsh of Parts & Labor @PartsLabor

Featured Dish: Lebanon Bologna

Graeme Ritchie of Volt @graemearitchie

Featured Dish: Wagyu Short Rib, Malt, and Salsify

Community Chef

Mike Isabella of Kapnos @MikeIsabellaDC

Featured Dish: Australian Lamb with Grain Salad

Concept Chef

Nathan Anda of Red Apron @nathan_anda

Featured Dish: Tête de Pho

D.C. Pastry Chef

Giane Cavaliere of Rogue 24 @GianeCavaliere

Featured Dish: Sour Cherries, Valrhona Chocolate, Cola, and Pistachios

Maryland Pastry Chef

Sarah Malphrus of Woodberry Kitchen @semalphrus

Featured Dish: Buttermilk Sorbet, Oat Granola, Sorghum, and Peaches


Derek Brown of Columbia Room, Eat The Rich, Mockingbird Hill, The Passenger, and Southern Efficiency

Featured Drink: Oloroso Float

D.C. Artisans

Dave Coleman and Mike McGarvey of 3 Stars Brewing Company

Featured Beer: Southern Belle Imperial Brown Ale

Virginia Artisans

Evrim Dogu of Sub Rosa Bakery

Featured Dish: Rosemary-Sea Salt Flatbread

Benjamin Thompson of The Rock Barn

Featured Dish: Pickled Okra Dog and Assorted Charcuterie

Maryland Artisans

Jay Caragay of Spro Coffee

Featured Drink: French Press Ethiopian Lekepipto


Bryan Tetorakis of Rogue 24

Featured Cocktail: The Martyr

D.C. Sommeliers

Brent Kroll of Iron Gate

Pairings with winners' dishes

Julian Mayor of Bourbon Steak

Pairings with winners' dishes

Maryland Sommelier

Julie Dalton of Wit and Wisdom

Pairings with winners' dishes

Host Chef

Franck Loquet of iCi Urban Bistro

VIP reception featuring Petrossian Caviar

Union Market

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