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Top Chef's Angelo Sosa to Cook a Fall-Inspired Menu

10/07/2011 at 07:00 AM EDT

Top Chef's Angelo Sosa to Cook a Fall-Inspired Menu
Angelo Sosa
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Top Chef season 7 runner-up – and recent Top Chef: All-Stars competitor – Angelo Sosa is cooking his way into fall.

As the leaves change color, and the temperatures drop, the chef is preparing a special, seasonal meal inspired by the Hudson Valley on Oct. 15 in Milbrook, N.Y.

"The beauty of Millbrook reminds me of a European winery," Sosa tells PEOPLE. "The inspiration behind the menu is to create a meal pulling from the accumulations of my travels and taking the aesthetic of the vineyard, the beauty of the wine and infusing them with my food."

Sosa will cook a tasting menu – it's $125 per person – in association with Bull & Buddha restaurant. Among his offerings: curried apple soup and duck pastrami with cherry confit to start.

The three-course meal will also feature spiced pumpkin pie soup; slow-roasted salmon with charred eggplant and sweet and sour cherry; and pork belly with old-fashioned mustard, apple and ginger chutney.

"I want to create the ultimate transporting experience," Sosa tells PEOPLE of the meal, which will take place at the Millbrook Winery from noon-4 p.m.

And as Top Chef revs up for season 9, Top Chef: Texas, on Nov. 2, Sosa reflects back on his time on the show.

"Top Chef was a life-changing experience – especially All-Stars," he says. "Competing against chefs like Richard Blais and Mike Isabella pushed me creativity and challenged me to dig deep and search for something pure."

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