Rising Stars Chefs’ Dinner

2012 Event
Nasher Sculpture Center

2001 Flora Street - Dallas, Texas 75201 [Map]
Reception - 6:30 p.m. / Dinner 7:00 p.m. Limited seating
$125 per person (inclusive)
Dress: Cocktail - Adjacent Parking Available



Enjoy an unforgettable evening at the enchanting Nasher Sculpture Center, and catch a few rising stars. A five-course winemaker's dinner featuring award-winning wines from Australia paired with victorious creations of the Dallas area's hottest new chefs - the top winners of the 15th annual Rising Stars Chefs' Contest.

Hosted by Emmy award-winning journalist and three-time Katie award winner...and food lover...Gary Cogill, the evening's culinary creations will be paired with d'Arenberg, McLaren Vale, The Love Grass, Shiraz 2008 and Kilikanoon, Clare Valley, Mort's Block, Watervale Riesling 2010.

Cocktail hour begins outside where guests will enjoy a private viewing of the world famous Nasher Sculpture Garden.


Brokenwood, Hunter Valley, Semillon 2010

John Cox, Line Cook II, Hyatt Regency Dallas
Pan Seared Halibut
Venison Sausage, English Pea,
Roasted Poblano Fricassee with Buerre Blanc
2nd place White Wine

Ray Skradzinski, Executive Sous Chef, Five-Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Trio of Cauliflower
Black Pepper Blood Orange Sauce, Marjoram

1st place White Wine

Kilikanoon, Clare Valley, Mort's Block, Watervale Riesling 2010

Oliver Sitrin, Sous Chef, Marquee Grill
Steak Moutarde with Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts
1st place Red Wine

Heather Dorris, Sous Chef, Bolla
Pan Roasted Boneless Lamb Rack, Yellow Curry Puree
Sweet Apple Relish, Spinach Beech Mushrooms
Sweet Red Pearl Onions, Kaffir Lime-Coconut Sauce

2nd place Red Wine

d'Arenberg, McLaren Vale, The Love Grass, Shiraz 2008

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with a Blueberry Gelée Shot
Blueberry White Cheddar Crumble ~ Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
Starbucks Reserve Organic Galápagos San Cristóbal

Dinner served with Acqua Panna ~ S.Pellegrino

Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable. You must be at least 21 years of age or older to purchase tickets. No one under 21 including infants or strollers allowed at any event. Programs are subject to change.