Just a little over a week ago, I attended one of the dinners of the much anticipated and yearly event, Chef Celebration!  A culinary collaboration and celebration of up-and-coming chefs by award-winning chefs!!  A cook-to-impress showcase which raises funds for culinary scholarships and opportunities for rising young talent! Pretty rad right?

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WHERE

Although each of the dinners is incredible, my schedule only allowed for the one at Tidal @ Paradise Point Resort! Formerly Baleen, its waterfront patio dining is a picture perfect place to watch the sunset!

 View – check. Friends – check. Sunset and cocktails – check.

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The nicely appointed interior is inviting, and it’s open kitchen allowing you to watch the hustle & bustle of chefs plating dishes and creating their masterpieces!

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We joined an industry communal table and they were as thrilled as we were.

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THE CHEFS

Each of these dinners featured and amazing lineup! Here’s ours!

Amy DiBiase – Tidal
Tim Kolanko – Stake Chophouse & Bar
Andrew Bachelier – Cucina Enoteca
Karrie Hills – The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar
Matt Richman – Table 926

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THE FOOD

1st Course
Chef Amy DiBiase, Tidal
Olive Oil Poached Halibut
brandade + asparagus + whole grain mustard

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2nd Course
Chef Andrew Bachelier, Cucina Enoteca
Local Mackerel
crispy shiso + speck + citrus-soy emulsion

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3rd Course
Chef Karrie Hills, The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar
Seared Big Eye Tuna
pickled cucumber slaw + spicy peanuts + shiitake bacon + chipotle cream

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4th Course
Chef/Owner Matt Richman, Table 926
Porcini- Dusted Scallop + Foie Gras Mousse
Rutabaga puree + port-fig syrup + chervil

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5th Course
Chef Amy DiBiase, Tidal
Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese
apple-onion compote + honeycomb + hazelnut-raisin toast

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6th Course
Chef Tim Kolanko, Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge
Chocolate Bombolino
strawberries + star anise + white chocolate crema

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If you didn’t make it… well there’s next year! 😉 

In the interim, make sure you check out their array of establishments! They all kick ass!

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