Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Dining List for 2010

In case you were wondering where to eat tomorrow ... the James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards were announced tonight. First and foremost, a hearty congratulations to local product Michael Schwartz, who won Best Chef South for his work at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. It is a well-deserved honor for one of Miami's real gems.

The rest of the winners:
  • Marea (New York City) - Best New Restaurant
  • Tom Colicchio (Craft, NY) - Outstanding Chef Award
  • Nicole Plue (Redd, Yountville CA) - Outstanding Pastry Chef Award
  • Daniel (New York) - Outstanding Restaurant Award
  • Keith McNally (Balthazar, Lucky Strike, Minetta Tavern, Morandi, Pastis, Pravda, Shiller's Liquor Bar, New York City) - Outstanding Restaurateur Award
  • Alinea (Chicago) - Outstanding Service Award
  • John and Doug Shafer (Shafer Vineyards) - Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Award
  • Jean Georges (New York) - Outstanding Wine Service
  • Timothy Hollingsworth (French Laundry, Yountville CA) - Rising Star Chef of the Year
  • Koren Grieveson (Avec, Chicago) - Best Chef Great Lakes
  • Jeff Michaud (Osteria, Philadephia) - Best Chef Mid-Atlantic
  • Alexander Roberts (Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis) - Best Chef Midwest
  • Daniel Humm (Eleven Madison Park) - Best Chef New York City
  • Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier (Arrows, Ogunquit, ME) - Best Chef Northeast
  • Jason Wilson (Crush, Seattle) - Best Chef Northwest
  • David Kinch (Manresa, Los Gatos CA) - Best Chef Pacific
  • Michael Schwartz (Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Miami) - Best Chef South
  • Sean Brock (McCrady's, Charleston SC) - Best Chef Southeast
  • Claude Le Tohic (Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas) - Best Chef Southwest
Not a bad "Where should I go for dinner?" list.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like I'm finally going to have to go to MGFD, like I should have done ages ago.