2014 Coastal New England Rising Stars Awards Comes to Providence

Published on :, a restaurant industry trends magazine, presented it’s 2014 Rising Stars Awards for the Coastal New England region this week. The Awards are given out to honor up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals who represent who believes is the best in modern dining.

Gracie’s Star Chefs Series with Chef Ciril Hitz – Monday, August 6, 2012

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It’s time again for one of my favorite dinners of the entire year, and I have some pretty spectacular dinners—just recently I tasted most of the items on 2012 James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist Chef Benjamin Sukle’s new menu at The Dorrance and had incredible wines with dinner at the Troquet wine cellar clear out [….]

Gracie’s Star Chefs Series with Chef Ciril Hitz – August 8, 2011

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People who follow my writing (or actually follow me on Facebook or Twitter) know that I eat very well. Because of that, there are very few dinners that I would be upset to miss. The annual pairing of Chef Ciril Hitz, world-renowned baker and department chair of the International Baking and Pastry Institute at Johnson [….]

Gracie’s – The Star Chefs Series with Chefs Celina Tio and Matthew Varga

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On Monday, March 8th, 2010 Gracie’s restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island held their first Star Chefs dinner of the year. For the dinner that evening Gracie’s invited Chef Celina Tio of Julian in Kansas City, Missouri to collaborate with Gracie’s Executive Chef Matthew Varga on a menu they called American Classics. The dishes lived up [….]