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Abe Risho, Silk Road

photo by Amy Donovan - ABE RISHO, SILK ROAD
  • Abe Risho, Silk Road
  • photo by Amy Donovan

To many of Missoula’s foodies, this is Ray Risho’s town—we just get to live in it. The Risho family is epicurean royalty, and their heir apparent is Chef Abe Risho. The chief kitchen alchemist at the Silk Road routinely travels the world, bringing back recipes, techniques and flavor profiles from exotic places like Asia, Africa and India. The popular tapas restaurant on the Hip Strip, which he runs with brother Sam and Sam’s wife Elise, is also the home of Abe’s Silk Road spice line. The Rishos’ philosophy is not to hoard or guard their intricate spice formulas, but to share these flavors with Missoula. And we’re all better for it. Silk Road • 515 S. Higgins Ave • 541-0752 •

Finalists, Best Chef

2. Bob Marshall, Biga Pizza • 241 W. Main St • 728-2579 •

3. Beth Higgins, Two Sisters Catering • 111 N. Higgins Ave • 549-3005 •

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