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2008 James Beard Foundation Awards

Summary of the 2008 James Beard Foundation Awards Highlights:

OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT
presented by S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

WINNER:

Gramercy Tavern Owner Danny Meyer (New York)

NOMINEES:

Boulevard Chef/Owners Nancy Oakes and Pat Kuleto (San Francisco)
Campanile Chef/Owner Mark Peel (Los Angeles)
Jean Georges Chef/Owner Jean-Georges Vongerichten (New York)
Slanted Door Chef/Owner Charles Phan (San Francisco)

Gayot Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

OUTSTANDING CHEF
presented by All-Clad Metalcrafters, LLC

WINNER:

Grant Achatz, Alinea (Chicago)

NOMINEES:

José Andrés, Minibar (Washington, DC)
Dan Barber, Blue Hill (New York)
Suzanne Goin, Lucques (Los Angeles)
Frank Stitt, Highlands Bar & Grill (Birmingham, AL)



OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR
presented by Waterford Wedgwood

WINNER:

Joe Bastianich/Mario Batali, Babbo (New York)

NOMINEES:

Tom Douglas, Tom Douglas Restaurants (Seattle)
Richard Melman, Lettuce Entertain You (Chicago)
Wolfgang Puck, The Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group (Beverly Hills)
Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean-Georges Management LLC (New York)

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
presented by Lexus

WINNER:

Central Michel Richard, Chef/Owner Michel Richard (Washington, DC)

NOMINEES:

Anthos, Chef/Owner Michael Psilakis, Owner Donatella Arpaia (New York)
Fearing’s at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, Chef/Owner Dean Fearing (Dallas)
Osteria Mozza, Chef Matt Molina, Owners Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali & Joseph Bastianich (Los Angeles)
Osteria, Chef/Owners Marc Vetri & Jeff Michaud, Owner Jeff Benjamin (Philadelphia)


RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR

WINNER:

Gavin Kaysen, Café Boulud (New York)

NOMINEES:

Nate Appleman, A16 (San Francisco)
Sean Brock, McCrady’s (Charleston, SC)
Johnny Monis, Komi (Washington, DC)
Matt Molina, Osteria Mozza (Los Angeles)
Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon (Portland)

OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF
presented by All-Clad Metalcrafters, LLC

WINNER:

Elisabeth Pruiett and Chad Robertson, Tartine Bakery (San Francisco)

NOMINEES:

Gina DePalma, Babbo (New York)
Pichet Ong, P*ong (New York)
Nicole Plue, Redd (Yountville, CA)
Mindy Segal, HotChocolate (Chicago)


OUTSTANDING CHEF, REGIONAL
presented by American Express

NOMINEES:

GREAT LAKES:
WINNER: Carrie Nahabedian, Naha (Chicago)

Graham Elliot Bowles,
Avenues (Chicago)
Bruce Sherman, North Pond (Chicago)
Michael Symon, Lola (Cleveland, OH)
Alex Young, Zingerman's Roadhouse (Ann Arbor, MI)



MID-ATLANTIC:
WINNER: Eric Ziebold,
CityZen (Washington, DC)

Cathal Armstrong,
Restaurant Eve (Alexandria, VA)
Jose Garces
, Amada (Philadelphia)
Maricel Presilla, Cucharamama (Hoboken, NJ)
Cindy Wolf, Charleston (Baltimore, MD)


MID-WEST:
WINNER: Adam Siegel, Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro (Milwaukee, WI)

Isaac Becker, 112 Eatery (Minneapolis, MN)
Colby Garrelts, Bluestem (Kansas City, MO)
Tim McKee, La Belle Vie (Minneapolis, MN)
Alex Roberts, Alma (Minneapolis, MN)


NEW YORK CITY:
WINNER: David Chang, Momofuku Ssäm Bar (New York)

Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern (New York)
Terrance Brennan, Picholine (New York)
Wylie Dufresne, wd-50 (New York)
Gabriel Kreuther, The Modern (New York)


NORTHEAST
:
WINNER: Patrick Connolly, Radius (Boston)

Rob Evans, Hugo's (Portland, ME)
Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier, Arrows (Ogunquit, ME)
Michael Leviton, Lumière (West Newton, MA)
Marc Orfaly, Pigalle (Boston)


NORTHWEST:
WINNER: Holly Smith, Café Juanita (Kirkland, WA)

Scott Dolich
, Park Kitchen (Portland, OR)
Maria Hines, Tilth (Seattle)
Ethan Stowell, Union (Seattle)
Jason Wilson, Crush (Seattle)


PACIFIC:
WINNER: Craig Stoll, Delfina (San Francisco)

Douglas Keane, Cyrus (Healdsburg, CA)
David Kinch, Manresa (Los Gatos, CA)
David Myers, Sona (Los Angeles)
Michael Tusk, Quince (San Francisco)


SOUTH:
WINNER: Michelle Bernstein, Michy's (Miami)

Zach Bell, Café Boulud (Palm Beach, FL)
John Currence, City Grocery (Oxford, MS)
Chris Hastings, Hot & Hot Fish Club (Birmingham, AL)
Douglas Rodriguez, Ola (Miami Beach, FL)


SOUTHEAST:
WINNER: Robert Stehling, Hominy Grill (Charleston, SC)

Hugh Acheson
, Five & Ten (Athens, GA)
Arnaud Berthelier, The Dining Room at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead (Atlanta)
Linton Hopkins, Restaurant Eugene (Atlanta)
Mike Lata, FIG (Charleston, SC)


SOUTHWEST:
WINNER: Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, Frasca Food & Wine (Boulder, CO)

Saipin Chutima, Lotus of Siam (Las Vegas)
Sharon Hage, York Street (Dallas)
Ryan Hardy, Montagna (Aspen, CO)
Andrew Weissman, Restaurant Le Rêve (San Antonio)


OUTSTANDING SERVICE

WINNER:

Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani, Terra (St. Helena, CA)

NOMINEES:

The Canlis Family, Canlis (Seattle)
Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia (Chicago)
Gisele Mason, La Grenouille (New York)
Mark Vetri, Vetri (Philadelphia)


OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE
presented by Waterford Wedgwood

WINNER:

John Ragan, Eleven Madison Park (New York)

NOMINEES:

Steven Geddes, Aureole (Las Vegas)
Brian Duncan, Bin 36 (Chicago)

Andy Chabot, Blackberry Farm (Walland, TN)
Robert Smith, Picasso (Las Vegas)


OUTSTANDING WINE AND SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL
presented by Southern Wine & Spirits

WINNER:

Terry Theise, Terry Theise Estate Selections (Silver Springs, MD)

NOMINEES:

Dale DeGroff, King Cocktail (New York)
Merry Edwards, Merry Edwards Wines (Sebastopol, CA)
David Lett, The Eyrie Vineyards (McMinnville, OR)
Bobby Stuckey, Frasca Food & Wine (Boulder, CO)


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