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2007 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION RESTAURANT and CHEF AWARDS

NOMINEES & WINNERS

AMERICA'S CLASSICS

BEST CHEF: GREAT LAKES

BEST CHEF: MID-ATLANTIC

BEST CHEF: MID-WEST

BEST CHEF: NEW YORK CITY

BEST CHEF: NORTHEAST

BEST CHEF: NORTHWEST

BEST CHEF: PACIFIC

BEST CHEF: SOUTH

BEST CHEF: SOUTHEAST

BEST CHEF: SOUTHWEST

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

OUTSTANDING CHEF

OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF

OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT

OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR

OUTSTANDING SERVICE

OUTSTANDING WINE AND SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL

OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE

RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR



AMERICA'S CLASSICS

Primanti Brothers
Demetrios Patrinos
Pittsburgh, PA
The Pickwick
Christopher Wisocki
Duluth, MN
Doe's Eat Place
The Signa Family
Greenville, MS
Aunt Carrie's
Elsie Foy
Narragansett, RI
Brookville Hotel
Mark and Connie Martin
Abilene, KS
Weaver D's
Dexter Weaver
Athens, GA

 



BEST CHEF: GREAT LAKES

Grant Achatz
Alinea
Chicago, IL
Carrie Nahabedian
Naha
Chicago, IL
Bruce Sherman
North Pond
Chicago, IL
Michael Symon
Lola
Cleveland, OH
Alex Young
Zingerman's Roadhouse
Ann Arbor, MI

 



BEST CHEF: MID-ATLANTIC

Cathal Armstrong
Restaurant Eve
Old Town Alexandria, VA
R.J. Cooper, III
Vidalia
Washington, DC
Jose Garces
Amada
Philadelphia, PA
Maricel Presilla
Cucharamama
Hoboken, NJ
Frank Ruta
Palena
Washington, DC

 



BEST CHEF: MID-WEST

Colby Garrelts
Bluestem
Kansas City, MO
Tim McKee
La Belle Vie
Minneapolis, MN
Alex Roberts
Restaurant Alma
Minneapolis, MN
Adam Siegel
Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
Milwaukee, WI
Celina Tio
The American Restaurant
Kansas City, MO

 



BEST CHEF: NEW YORK CITY

Terrance Brennan
Picholine
New York, NY
Floyd Cardoz
Tabla
New York, NY
Wylie Dufresne
WD-50
New York, NY
Gabriel Kreuther
The Modern
New York, NY
David Waltuck
Chanterelle
New York, NY

 



BEST CHEF: NORTHEAST

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

 



BEST CHEF: NORTHWEST

Scott Dolich
Park Kitchen
Portland, OR
Maria Hines
Tilth
Seattle, WA
Joseba Jiménez de Jiménez
The Harvest Vine
Seattle, WA
Holly Smith
Café Juanita
Kirkland, WA
John Sundstrom
Lark
Seattle, WA

 



BEST CHEF: PACIFIC

Traci Des Jardins
Jardinière
San Francisco, CA
Douglas Keane
Cyrus
Healdsburg, CA
Roland Passot
La Folie
San Francisco, CA
Craig Stoll
Delfina
San Francisco, CA
Michael Tusk
Quince
San Francisco, CA

 



BEST CHEF: SOUTH

Michelle Bernstein
Michy's
Miami, FL
John Currence
City Grocery
Oxford, MS
Jonathan Eismann
Pacific Time
Miami Beach, FL
Chris Hastings
Hot and Hot Fish Club
Birmingham, AL
Donald Link
Herbsaint
New Orleans, LA

 



BEST CHEF: SOUTHEAST

Hugh Acheson
Five & Ten
Athens, GA
Arnaud Berthelier
The Dining Room in the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
Atlanta, GA
JohnFleer
Blackberry Farm
Walland, TN
Mike Lata
Fig
Charleston, SC
Scott Peacock
Watershed
Decatur, GA

 



BEST CHEF: SOUTHWEST

David Bull
Driskill Grill
Austin, TX
Nobuo Fukuda
Sea Saw
Scottsdale, AZ
Sharon Hage
York Street
Dallas, TX
Monica Pope
Tafia
Houston, TX
Andrew Weisman
Restaurant Le Rêve
San Antonio, TX

 



BEST NEW RESTAURANT

A Voce
Chef: Andrew Carmellini
Owner: Marlon Abela
New York, NY
Cochon
Chefs/Owners: Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski
New Orleans, LA
Cut
Chef/Owner: Wolfgang Puck
Beverly Hills, CA
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Chef/Owner: Joël Robuchon
New York, NY
Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Chefs/Owners: David Chang and Joaquin Baca
New York, NY
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Chef/Owner: Guy Savoy
Las Vegas, NV

 



OUTSTANDING CHEF

Tom Colicchio
Craft
New York, NY
Lee Hefter
Spago
Beverly Hills, CA
Jean Joho
Everest
Chicago, IL
Paul Kahan
Blackbird
Chicago, IL
Michel Richard
Michel Richard Citronelle
Washington, DC

 



OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF

Will Goldfarb
Room 4 Dessert
New York, NY
Michael Laiskonis
Le Bernardin
New York, NY
Leslie Mackie
Macrina Bakery & Caf
Seattle, WA
Elisabeth Pruiett and Chad Robertson
Tartine Bakery
San Francisco, CA
Mindy Segal
Hot Chocolate
Chicago, IL

 



OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT

Boulevard
Chef/Owner: Nancy Oakes and Pat Kuleto
San Francisco, CA
Frontera Grill
Chef/Owner: Rick and Deann Bayless
Chicago, IL
Magnolia Grill
Chef/Owner: Ben and Karen Barker
Durham, NC
Picholine
Chef/Owner: Terrance Brennan
New York, NY
Spiaggia
Chef: Tony Mantuano
Owner: Compass Group
Chicago, IL

 



OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR

Thomas Keller
The French Laundry
Yountville, CA
Keith McNally
Balthazar
New York, NY
Richard Melman
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Chicago, IL
Drew Nieporent
Myriad Restaurant Group
New York, NY
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Jean Georges
New York, NY

 



OUTSTANDING SERVICE

Sam Beall
Blackberry Farm
Walland, TN
The Canlis Family
Canlis
Seattle, WA
Gisele Mason
La Grenouille
New York, NY
Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani
Terra
St. Helena, CA
Rick Tramonto, Gale Gand, and Richard Melman
Tru
Chicago, IL

 



OUTSTANDING WINE AND SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL

Dale DeGroff
King Cocktail
New York, NY
Paul Draper
Ridge Vineyards
Cupertino, CA
Dan Duckhorn
Duckhorn Vineyards
St. Helena, CA
Terry Theise
Terry Theise Estate Selections
Silver Springs, MD
Helen Turley
HTM Consultants/Marcassin Winery
Calistoga, CA

 



OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE

Brian Duncan
Bin 36
Chicago, IL
Charles Scicolone
i Trulli
New York, NY
Greg Tresner
Mary Elaine's at The Phoenician
Scottsdale, AZ
Mark Slater
Michel Richard Citronelle
Washington, DC
Robert Smith
Picasso
Las Vegas, NV

 



RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR

Nate Appleman
A16
San Francisco, CA
Graham Elliot Bowles
Avenues at The Peninsula Hotel
Chicago, IL
David Chang
Momofuku Noodle Bar
New York, NY
Patrick Connolly
Radius
Boston, MA
Daniel Humm
Eleven Madison Park
New York, NY

 


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