2015 James Beard Award winners and other food lists

I had talked about the nominees before but had completely forgotten to post about the actual winners. (or my meal at the best new Restaurant) so I’m catching up.

Here is the winners list:

  • Best New Restaurant – Bâtard, NYC
  • Outstanding Baker – Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery, NYC
  • Outstanding Bar Program – The Violet Hour, Chicago
  • Outstanding Chef – Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern, NYC
  • Outstanding Pastry Chef – Christina Tosi, Momofuku, NYC
  • Outstanding Restaurant – Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY
  • Outstanding Restaurateur – Donnie Madia, One Off Hospitality Group, Chicago (Blackbird, Avec, The Publican, and others)
  • Outstanding Service – The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN
  •  Outstanding Wine Program – A16, San Francisco
  • Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional – Rajat Parr, Mina Group, San Francisco
  • Rising Star Chef of the Year – Jessica Largey, Manresa, Los Gatos, CA
  • Best Chef: Great Lakes – Jonathon Sawyer, The Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland
  • Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic  – Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore
  • Best Chef: Midwest – Gerard Craft, Niche, Clayton, MO
  •  Best Chef: Northeast – Barry Maiden, Hungry Mother, Cambridge, MA
  • Best Chef: Northwest – Blaine Wetzel, The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Lummi Island, WA
  • Best Chef: NYC – Mark Ladner, Del Posto
  • Best Chef: South- Alon Shaya, Domenica, New Orleans
  • Best Chef: Southeast- Jason Stanhope, FIG, Charleston, SC
  • Best Chef: Southwest – Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue, Austin
  •  Best Chef: West- Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions, San Francisco

I realized that I had an amazing dinner at New Restaurant winner, Batard, that I did not blog about so im posting some of the pics there:


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what did I think? i loved it, a well deserved award. It is a fabulous French Restaurant but with little of the pretentiousness of other establishments. The food was beautiful, the wine list is great and the living room is cozy. I will definitely be going back.

Of the list I am also a huge fan of Del posto – so I was very glad to see Mark Ladner win for best chef NY. Much desserved! His pioneering of gluten free eating is awesome!

.. also out, The 30 Best Restaurants in London Right Now, as Chosen by Top Chefs from Bloomberg. Whats here:

  1. The Palomar
  2. Dabbous
  3. Lyle’s
  4. Typing Room
  5. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
  6. Gordon Ramsay
  7. Clove Club
  8. Social Eating House
  9. Portland
  10. Blacklock
  11. Duck & Waffle
  12. Hibiscus
  13. Barrafina
  14. Taberna do Mercado
  15. La Trompette
  16. Rivea
  17. Hedone
  18. Brasserie Chavot
  19. Bao
  20. The Richmond
  21. Chick ‘n’ Sours
  22. Kitty Fisher’s
  23. Smoking Goat
  24. Roka
  25. Gymkhana
  26. The Manor
  27. Duck & Rice
  28. Marcus at the Berkeley
  29. The Araki
  30. Wright Brothers Spitalfields

Lots to try here as i have only been to 5!

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