[Dish - Amuse Bouche: Big Eye Tuna Tartar, Wasabi, Tobico Caviar, and Baby Zucchini - created by Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Avenue].
The judges of this years James Beard Awards 2012 have voted their list of best chefs and restaurants in the USA for May 2012. Here’s the list:
NATIONAL CHEF AWARDS
Best new restaurant – Next in Chicago
Outstanding chef – Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park in New York
Outstanding pastry chef – Mindy Segal of Mindy’s Hot Chocolate in Chicago
Outstanding restaurant – Boulevard in San Francisco
Outstanding restaurateur – Tom Douglas of Tom Douglas Restaurants in Seattle
Outstanding service – La Grenouille in New York
Outstanding wine and spirits professional – Paul Grieco of Terroir in New York
Outstanding wine program - No. 9 Park in Boston
Outstanding bar program – PDT in New York
Rising star chef of the year – Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York
REGIONAL CHEF AWARDS
Great Lakes – Bruce Sherman of North Pond in Chicago
Mid-Atlantic – Maricel Presilla of Cucharamama in Hoboken, N.J.
Midwest – Tory Miller of L’Etoile in Madison, Wisc.
New York City – Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern in New York
Northeast – Tim Cushman of O Ya in Boston
Northwest – Matt Dillon of Sitka & Spruce in Seattle
Pacific -Matt Molina of Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles
South – Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Alanta
Southeast – Hugh Acheson of Five and Ten in Athens, Georgia.
Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta
Southwest – Paul Qui of Uchiko in Austin, Texas
James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award – Wolfgang Puck
James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year – Charlie Trotter
James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees - Grant Achatz, chef and author, Chicago
Mark Bittman, journalist and author, New York – Dana Cowin, editor-in-chief at Food and Wine magazine, New York
Emily Luchetti, pastry chef and author, San Francisco – Marvin Shanken, publisher, New York
James Beard Foundation America’s Classics – The Fry Bread House in Phoenix, Owner: Cecelia Miller
Nora’s Fish Creek Inn in Wilson, Wyo., Owners: Nora Tygum, Trace Tygum and Kathryn Tygum Taylor
St. Elmo Steak House in Indianapolis – Owners: Stephen Huse and Craig Huse
Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Ark., Owners: James and Betty Jones
Shady Glen in Manchester, Conn. Owners: William and Annette Hoch
[Dish - Grimaud Farms Muscovy Duck Glazed with Lavender Honey and Spices. Created by Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Avenue].
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