Wylie Dufresne, nominee, and David Chang, winner of the award for Best Chef, New York City.
Listed below are the major winners from yesterday evening's James Beard Awards. Grant Achatz took home the prize for Outstanding Chef, Gramercy Tavern won for Outstanding Restaurant, Central Michel Richard was awarded Best New Restaurant, and Gavin Kaysen of Cafe Boulud won the Rising Chef of the Year Award. The River Cottage Meat Book by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall was named Cookbook of the Year. The complete results are listed at jbfawards.com.
OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR AWARD
Joe Bastianich/Mario Batali
Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca
OUTSTANDING CHEF AWARD
OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT AWARD
Gramercy Tavern, NYC
BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Central Michel Richard, Washington, DC
Chef/Owner: Michel Richard
RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR AWARD
OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF AWARD
Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson
COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR
The River Cottage Meat Book by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (Ten Speed Press)
BEST CHEF: PACIFIC (CA, HI)
BEST CHEF: MID-ATLANTIC (DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
BEST CHEF: MIDWEST (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
BEST CHEF: GREAT LAKES (IL, IN, MI, OH)
BEST CHEF: NEW YORK CITY (FIVE BOROUGHS)
Momofuku Ssäm Bar
BEST CHEF: NORTHEAST (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT)
BEST CHEF: NORTHWEST (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
BEST CHEF: SOUTHEAST (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)
BEST CHEF: SOUTHWEST (AZ, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT)
Frasca Food and Wine
BEST CHEF: SOUTH (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS)
On Friday June 6, awards were presented to journalists and media at
a separate ceremony. Here are some highlights (see complete results at jbfawards.com).
NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITING ABOUT RESTAURANTS AND/OR CHEFS
Brett Anderson, The Times-Picayune, "Landmark Decisions: A Five-Part Series Chronicling the Ruin and Restoration of a Classic New Orleans Restaurant."
WEBSITE FOCUSING ON FOOD, BEVERAGE, RESTAURANT, OR NUTRITION
MULTIMEDIA WRITING ON FOOD
Josh Ozersky and Daniel Maurer, New York, "Grub Street"
TELEVISION FOOD SHOW, NATIONAL AND LOCAL
Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie