As a finalist on Top Chef Season 6 and Top Chef Masters Season 5, Voltaggio is the first chef to compete on both Top Chef and Top Chef Masters.
As a father and chef, Voltaggio is a passionate philanthropist and supports Share Our Strength (SOS) in their fight against childhood hunger. He has raised over half a million dollars over the last five years to support innovative school breakfast programs, meals for achievement, and the national No Kid Hungry campaign
His philosophy as a chef is: service to the local products he uses and dedication to making people happy.
Chef Voltaggio created a special menu at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival during a “Food for Thought” presentation, in which celebrity chefs offer guests delectable bites as they share culinary tips and stories from their life in food. During Bryan’s session, he paired his delicious three-course menu with several Banfi wines: Castello Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio, Castello Banfi Centine Rosso, and Rosa Regale Sparkling Wine.
Fortunately for those who didn’t make it to the event, Chef Voltaggio has generously shared his creative recipes and pairings. Menu and full recipes follow.
Bryan Voltaggio’s Pairing Menu – with Banfi Wines
Local Mushroom Stew with Peanuts
Castello Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio Toscana
Coffee Barbeque Pork Shoulder with Pumpkin Sauerkraut, Cast Iron Fried Brussels Sprouts and Buttermilk Biscuits
Banfi Centine Rosso Toscana
Red Velvet Cake with Chocolate Stout Ice Cream
Rosa Regale Sparkling Wine [Read more...]