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 Semi Finalist, Best Chef South, 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.


Chef Ferrell Alvarez


“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


Chef Ferrell Alvarez, Chef Michael Gulotta, and Ty Rodriguez


On September 17th the last installment of the ‘The Dinner Series’ ended with a six course meal with invited Chef Michael Gulotta, Chef/Owner of MoPho and Maypop in New Orleans, LA; two-time James Beard “Best Chef: South” Semifinalist, 2017 & 2016; and Food & Wine Best New Chef, 2016.

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


Banana Blossom  |  pig ears, tomato, tom yum, shallot
Domaine Vincent Careme  |  Chenin Blanc  •  Vouvray, France 2015


Cured Gulf Fish  |  soy pickled milliton, fermented black bean, crispy panisse
Batten  |  Sauvignon Blanc  •  Constantia, South Africa 2017


‘Bulgogi’ Duck  |  green mango, kimchi cracker, black kewpie
Cristom ‘Mt Jefferson Cuvee’  |  Pinot Noir  •  Willamette,Oregon 2014


Squid Ink Fusilli  |  chorizo, blue crab, coconut saffron butter
Marietta ‘Game Trail’  |  Cabernet Sauvignon  •  North Coast, California 2014


Slow Roast Pork Belly  |  sweet corn grits, late season tomato curry, trinity salad
Eberle ‘Steinbeck Vineyard’  |  Sryah  •  Paso Robles, California 2014


Jasmine Rice Milk Ice Cream  |  banana brick, miso milk jam, peanut puffed rice crumble
Chateau La Fleur D’Or  |  Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc  •  Sauternes, France 2013


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

Noel Cruz & Branden Lenz
Executive Chef/Owner & Chef, Ichicoro • Tampa, FL

Maximilian Petty
Chef/Owner,Eden Hill • Seattle, WA
Semi Finalist & Two-Time JamesBeard Rising Star Chef Of The Year, 2016 & 2017

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

Gabe Erales
Chef, Dai Due Taqueria, Austin, TX
Noma Test Kitchen, Tulum, México


Rooster & the Till Co-Owner Ty Rodriguez