Here’s who is moving to the next round from the Bay Area
James Beard Awards Finalists have been announced, with many Bay Area restaurants and chefs making the cut for the industry accolade. In fact, San Francisco majorly represented the West Coast as a whole in many of the non-regional awards categories, including taking two slots in the Best New Restaurant category alongside NYC— LA did not receive a nomination in this category.
Meanwhile, Corey Lee and Dominique Crenn made it through to the final round for Best Chef West, beating out a seriously talented crowd that included Ravi Kapur (Liholiho Yacht Club), Mourad Lahlou (Mourad, Aziza), Joshua Skenes (Saison), James Syhabout (Hawker Fare, Commis), Anthony Mangieri (Una Pizza Napoletana) and more (see the full list of semifinalists here).
The winners in each category will be announced at the James Beard Awards Gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 1.Best Chef West (CA, HI, NV)
Dominique Crenn, Atelier Crenn and Petit Crenn
Corey Lee, Benu, In Situ, Monsieur BenjaminOutstanding Chef
David Kinch, Manresa
Christopher Kostow, The Restaurant at MeadowoodBest New Restaurant
Tartine ManufactoryOutstanding Baker
Belinda Leong and Michael Suas, B. PatisserieOutstanding Wine Program
BenuOutstanding Bar Program
Bar AgricoleRestaurant Design
Leo’s Oyster Bar, Ken Fulk
Single Thread Restaurant, AvroKo2017 James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees
Rajat Parr, Mina Group2017 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics
La TaqueriaOutstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Miljenko Grgich, Grgich Hills EstateBook Award: Beverage Category
Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki, Martin Cate with Rebecca CateSan Francisco’s 2017 James Beard Award Semifinalists Are Here [ESF]
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