22 May 2017
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James Beard Semifinalists Announced

Award season isn’t just reserved for movies and music. The James Beard Foundation Awards, commonly known as the “Oscars” of the food world, has announced its semifinalists for 2011. There is a strong local showing this year, with nominations going to the following area establishments:

Best New Restaurant
Estadio; Washington, DC
Kushi; Washington, DC

Outstanding Chef
José Andrés
Minibar by José Andrés; Washington, DC

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Huw Griffiths
Tabard Inn; Washington, DC

Outstanding Restaurant
Palena; Washington, DC

Outstanding Restaurateur
Ashok Bajaj, Knightsbridge Restaurant Group; Washington, DC
701, Ardeo + Bardeo, Bibiana, Bombay Club, Oval Room, Rasika

Outstanding Service
Charleston; Baltimore, MD
Marcel’s; Washington, DC
Restaurant Eve; Alexandria, VA

Outstanding Wine Service
Tony Foreman
Charleston; Baltimore, MD

Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional
Todd Thrasher
Restaurant Eve; Alexandria, VA

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Nicholas Stefanelli
Bibiana; Washington, DC

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Cathal Armstrong
Restaurant Eve; Alexandria, VA

Bertrand Chemel
2941 Restaurant; Falls Church, VA

Tony Conte
The Oval Room; Washington, DC

Johnny Monis
Komi; Washington, DC

Peter Pastan
Obelisk; Washington, DC

Vikram Sunderam
Rasika; Washington, DC

Cindy Wolf
Charleston; Baltimore, MD

Each category will be narrowed down to five finalists on March 21, so stay tuned for an update. Winners will be announced on May 9 at the Awards Gala and Reception in New York City. For more information, visit www.jamesbeard.org.

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