Asheville Chefs Honored at Gala

Asheville Chefs Honored at Gala recognizes excellence in culinary industry

Tonight nine Asheville area chefs and artisans will be honored alongside colleagues from across both the Carolinas at the 2013 Carolinas Rising Stars Awards. This evening's walk-around tasting gala in Charleston will give attendees the opportunity to experience 26 of the states’ top chefs and culinary professionals who represent the vanguard of the contemporary American dining scene.

To find their Rising Stars, the StarChefs team led by editor-in-chief Antoinette Bruno, visited chefs and artisans across 18 cities and small towns. More than 100 candidates in North and South Carolina were considered through in-person tastings and interviews.

Please join us in congratulating the Asheville-area winners:

Brian Canipelli of Cucina 24
Featured Dish: Australian Beef Carpaccio, Bone Marrow Béarnaise, and Puffed Beef Shin Tendon

Matt Dawes of Bull and Beggar
Featured Dish: Mediterranean Octopus, Romesco, Gigante Lima Beans, and Salsa Verde

William Dissen of The Market Place
Featured Dish: Wood-grilled Cervena Venison, Strawberry Relish, Foraged Mushroom Gratin, Chioggia Beets, and Foie Gras

Bill Greene of Artisanal
Featured Dish: Bergamot-encrusted Australian Lamb, Kuri Squash, Smoked Black Trumpet Mushrooms, and Chestnuts

Katie Button & Felix Meana of Cúrate
Featured Dish: Grilled Secreto Ibérico, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Yogurt, and Yogurt-Celery Root Espuma

David Bauer of Farm and Sparrow
Featured Dish: Seeded Batard

Mike Moore of Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder
Featured Dish: Country Terrine, Chicken Liver Pâté, Pickles, and Pistachio Pesto

Walt and Luke Dickinson of Wicked Weed Brewing
Featured Beer: Coconut Curry Wit

Marshall Hance of Mountain Air Roasters
Featured Coffee: Finca Kilimanjaro Coffee

For those who happen to be in town, general admission tickets are $85 per person. VIP tickets are $115 and include a private VIP reception with sparkling wine and Petrossian caviar, beginning at 5:45pm. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to Charleston’s local charity Feed The Need, a coalition of Charleston’s chefs who are committed to helping area shelters bring food to the hungry. Tickets can be purchased at

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