Oakland's Sarah Valor will be honored at the StarChefs Rising Stars Revue
Among the 14 Bay Area “Rising Stars” to be honored at a June 16 gala at Ghirardelli Square is the East Bay’s own Sarah Valor of Commis, Oakland’s only Michelin-star restaurant.
Valor, 29, who won for best sommelier, will be pairing wines to match signature dishes by the honored chefs, including Maximilian DiMare of Oakland’s Wood Tavern and Josh Thomsen of Berkeley’s Claremont Hotel Club and Spa, and its new Meritage restaurant.
Awards are given based on in-person interviews and tastings, and this is the first year chefs from outside San Francisco were recognized.
Tickets to the StarChefs Rising Stars Revue, hosted by chef Martin Brock of Gary Danko restaurant, are available at starchefs.com for $95 a person; $150 includes a Champagne and caviar reception.