ROOSTER & THE TILL + ‘THE DINNER SERIES’

Rooster & the Till introduced a five installment collaborative dinner series with some of the country’s most buzzed about chefs who joined Chef Ferrell Alvarez (James Beard Foundation “Best Chef: South” Semifinalist, 2017) and the Rooster & the Till crew.

The dinners featured a full beverage pairing program curated by Co-Owner Ty Rodriguez and Rooster & the Till manager, Myles Gallagher and an executed meal intended to showcase the U.S’ most forward-thinking cuisine.


“We’re hosting the series because we admire these guys, we want to showcase talent from across the country and help put Tampa Bay on the forefront for the national culinary conversation. The menus we’re doing won’t be safe or mundane; they’re for the adventurous and curious — we’re really humbled to have the opportunity.”

–  Ferrell Alvarez, Executive Chef/Co-Owner of Rooster & the Till


Chefs Gabe Erales & Ferrell Alvarez


On July 30th the third installment of the ‘The Dinner Series’ invited Chef Gabe Erales from Dai Due Taqueria in Austin, TX and part of the Noma Test Kitchen in Tulum, México for the Noma Tulum pop-up.

Below are just some of the flavors Chef Gabe Erales, Chef Ferrell Alvarez, and the Rooster & the Till crew put together.


Ostiones  |  salsas de alga, aguachile
La Guita ‘Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda’  |  Sherry  •  Jerez, Spain NV


Nopal  |  huitlacoche, requesón, salsa de chapulines
Avancia ‘Cuvee de O’  |  Godello  •  Valdeorras, Spain 2015


Mollejas  |  caldo de hongos, pipian rojo
Celler Cal Pla ‘Black Slate Porrera’  |  Blend  •  Priorat, Spain 2014


Hog Head Cheese  |  pickled corn, chichilo


Cuello de Cordero  |  chochoyote, aguacate, escabeche de cebolla perla
Bodegas Volver ‘Triga’  |  Monastrell  •  Alicante, Spain 2013


Papaya  |  maracuya, caramelo de piel de platano con piloncillo, nieve de Leche de coco agrietada
Bodegas Botani  |  Sparkling Muscat  •  Malaga, Spain 2015


Keep an eye out as we cover the rest of Rooster & the Till’s ‘The Dinner Series’ + Special Chef Guests:

Noel Cruz & Branden Lenz
Chefs, Ichicoro • Tampa, FL

Maximillian Petty 
Chef/Owner, Edin Hill • Seattle, WA
Two-Time James Beard “Rising Star Chef of the Year” Semifinalist 2017 & 2016

George Sabatino
Chef/Owner, Aldine • Philadelphia, PA
Foodable No.1 Restaurant

Michael Gulotta
Chef/Owner, MoPho and Maypop • New Orleans, LA
Two-Time James Beard “Best Chef: South” Semifinalist, 2017 & 2016


Chefs Andrew Zubia, Roudy Leath, Antonio Santiago, Ben Pomales, Gabe Erales, Ferrell Alvarez