's DC Rising Stars Highlight Two Southern Chefs

Two Southern chefs, one formerly of McCrady's, to be honored this week at a Washington, DC Gala for DC's Rising Star Chefs
A creation by award-winning pastry chef Sarah Malphrus of Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore, Maryland


Aaron Silverman and David Guas, two Washington, DC area chefs with Southern connections, are to be honored at a gala event featuring dishes by's DC Rising Star award winners this Tuesday, December 16.


Silverman, of Rose's Luxury in DC, spent time in Charleston chef Sean Brock's kitchen at McCrady's before returning to his home in the DC area to open Rose's Luxury. The restaurant has quickly become one of the must-eat joints in the city, having recently been named the Best New Restaurant in America by Bon Appetit Magazine. The restaurant, which does not take reservations, is the scene of long lines of eager diners jostling for a spot on the wait list. 

One of the dishes, a poached egg and tartare, is to be featured at the DC Rising Stars award gala, prepared by Chef Thomas Leggett of The Roosevelt in Richmond, Virginia

The other chef, David Guas,will be emceeing the event. Guas hails from New Orleans but calls the DC area home now. A finalist for both FOOD & WINE’s “People’s Best New Chef” and a James Beard Award, Guas was tapped to be the host of Travel Channel’s grilling competition series featuring professional and home cooks from across the country competing against one other for a $10,000 prize. It premiered and ran throughout summer 2014.The Louisiana native can be seen muscling up gumbo to shouting out Louisiana parish names (meaning your order’s up!) at his down-home restaurant, Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery, a rustic, ‘funkified,’ Southern-style hangout in Arlington, VA, featuring Southern comfort fare and his signature desserts. 


For more information on these Southern chefs in the nation's capitol, visit Rose's Luxury here or Bayou Bakery here.