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CONTRA GUYS WIN “PEOPLE’S BEST NEW CHEF” NY

ICC grads Fabian von Hauske and Jeremiah Stone win Food & Wine’s “People’s Best New Chef” for New York!

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Restaurant: Contra

Location: New York City

Why They’re Amazing: Because the two young chefs are showing New York City something new, modern and understated: a nightly five-course tasting menu that varies depending on their mood and foregoes an excess of salt, sugar or spice in favor of showing off their greenmarket ingredients.

Background: von Hauske: Noma (Copenhagen), Attica (Melbourne); Stone: Isa (Brooklyn), Rino (Paris)

Quintessential Dish: Lightly smoked swordfish with horseradish cream sauce, fresh peas and fennel

Dessert for Dinner: For staff meals, von Hauske likes to serve dessert. “I don’t like keeping things in the freezer for too long, so every Saturday night, I’ll take every single leftover from the week and will turn it into a Sunday Staff Sundae. Recently we had a toasted buckwheat mousse with yogurt sorbet and grains covered in chocolate and caramel and a custard with pistachios. We mixed it all together and made this humongous delicious thing.”


 

Congratulations also to ICC Graduate Nominees

Hooni Kim – New York

Jonathan Wu – New York

Thomas Chen – New York

Kevin Pemoulié – New York

Tim Maslow – New England

Annie Pettry – Southeast