Chefs cooking for Chefs!!!

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?



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.


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!


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



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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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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