Best of Luck to the 2003 James Beard Foundation Awards nominees – especially the American Express Best Chef Northeast nominees: Barbara Lynch of No. 9 Park; Ana Sortun of Oleana; Frank McClelland of L’Espalier; Jean-Louis Gerin of Greenwich, Connecticut’s Restaurant Jean-Louis and Sam Haywayd of Fore Street in Portland, Maine. Other Bostonians singled out include chefs/authors Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby for their collaborative efforts on Let the Flames Begin. The winners will be announced on Monday, May 5, 2003 at the annual awards ceremony at the Beard House. Best of luck to all our Boston-based nominees!