James Beard Foundation Semifinalists

James Beard Foundation

The James Beard Foundation has released the list of Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists and more than a few locals are representing the Massachusetts culinary and beverage scene. Take a look at the distinguished names here and extend a hearty round of congratulations to the honorees.

Best New Restaurant – SRV

Outstanding Bar Program – The Baldwin Bar

Outstanding Chef – Ana Sortun, Oleana

Outstanding Pastry Chef – Maura Kilpatrick, Oleana

Outstanding Restaurateur –
Garrett Harker, Eastern Standard, ICOB, The HawthorneRow 34, Branch Line
Ken Oringer, Uni, Coppa, Toro, Little Donkey

Outstanding Service – Eastern Standard

Outstanding Wine Program – O Ya

Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional – Chris Weld, Berkshire Mountain Distillers

Rising Star Chef of the Year –
Irene Li, Mei Mei
Juan Pedrosa, Yvonne’s

Best Chef: Northeast –
Unmi Abkin, Coco & The Cellar Bar
Karen Akunowicz, Myers + Chang
Alex Crabb, Asta
Tony Messina, Uni
Cassie Piuma, Sarma
Susan Regis, Shepard
Marc Sheehan, Loyal Nine

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