The highly anticipated fifth Young Guns Dinner has been announced for October 19th, and it will be hosted by Traverse City's beloved Trattoria Stella restaurant. James Rigato, chef at The Root in White Lake and contestant on the upcoming season of Top Chef has organized a dinner with a wider range of chefs, and a lot of local wine. According to the Detroit Free Press, chefs include Garrett Lipar of Torino, Anthony Lombardo of The Hamilton in D.C., Rebecca LaMalfa of Trenchermen in Chicago (a fellow Top Chef contestant), Doug Hewitt of Terry B's, and Ben Robison from Bacco.
Tickets for the event must be paid for in advance and are $150 per person. Reservations must be made through Trattoria Stella at 231-929-8989 starting at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10th. The Free Press notes that "some discounted rooms are available at Cambria Suites in Traverse City for event guests." If this is anything like the last dinner, call early, or better yet make friends with one of the chefs ASAP.
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