The 2014 James Beard Award Winners!

 

Congratulations to all the 2014 James Beard Award winners! See the complete list.

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Winner Recap!

 

Outstanding Restaurateur: Barbara Lynch, Barbara Lynch Gruppo (No. 9 Park, Menton, B&G Oysters, and others), Boston

 

Outstanding Service: The Restaurant at Meadwood , St. Helena, CA

 

Outstanding Restaurant: The Slanted Door, San Francisco

 

Outstanding Chef: Nancy Silverton, Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles

 

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America’s Classic: Nick’s Italian Café, McMinnville, OR

 

Outstanding Restaurant Design (75 seats and under): Lawton Stanley Architects for Grace, Chicago

 

Outstanding Restaurant Design (76 seats and over): Jensen Architects for Shed, Healdsburg, CA

 

Humanitarian of the Year: Matt Haley, Philanthropist and Restaurateur, Rehoboth Beach, DE

 

Best New Restaurant: Pêche Seafood Grill, New Orleans

 

America’s Classic: Hansen’s Sno-Bliz, New Orleans

 

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery, NYC
 

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Best Chef: Great Lake: Dave Beran, Next, Chicago

 

Best Chef: Midwest: Justin Aprahamian, Sanford, Milwaukee

 

Best Chef: Southeast: Ashley Christensen, Poole’s Downtown Diner, Raleigh, NC

 

Best Chef: South: [TIE] Ryan Prewitt, Pêche Seafood Grill, New Orleans; and Sue Zemanick, Gautreau's, New Orleans

 

Who’s Who Inductees (Part 2 of 2): Barry Estabrook, Paul Kahan, and Sherry Yard

 

America’s Classic: Olneyville New York System, Providence, RI

 

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic: Vikram Sunderam, Rasika, Washington, D.C.

 

Best Chef: New York City: April Bloomfield, The Spotted Pig

 

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Lifetime Achievement: Sirio Maccioni, Le Cirque, NYC

 

Best Chef: Northwest: Naomi Pomeroy, Beast, Portland, OR

 

Best Chef: Northeast: Jamie Bissonnette, Coppa, Boston

 

Who’s Who Inductees (Part 1 of 2): Ed Behr, John Besh, David Chang

 

Best Chef: Southwest: Chris Shepherd, Underbelly, Houston

 

Best Chef: West: Daniel Patterson, Coi, San Francisco

 

America’s Classic: Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, TX

 

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Rising Star of the Year: [TIE] Jimmy Bannos Jr, The Purple Pig, Chicago; and Blaine Wetzell, The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Lummi Island, WA

 

America’s Classic: Sokolowski’s University Inn, Cleveland

 

Outstanding Bar Program: The Bar at the NoMad Hotel, NYC

 

Outstanding Wine Program: The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN

 

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional: Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY

 

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Awards Watch: Julie, Julia, and JBF Award Winner Rick Nelson

Beard medallion At the 2005 Media Awards, food writer Rick Nelson picked up his first Beard Award. But that wasn’t the only thing that made the night memorable. Today he recounts his memorable run-in with Julie Powell at the 2005 JBF Media Awards.

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Awards Watch: Beard Awards Make Gourmet Beam

Ruth Reichl Reading Ruth Reichl’s letter in the latest issue of Gourmet, we’re pleased and humbled by her gratitude for the four Beard Awards that the magazine received this past May. She describes the recognition as “an incredible honor,” and it’s an honor for us to salute such outstanding contributions to the culinary world. Reichl is most proud of earning the medal for Multimedia Writing on Food, awarded specifically for “The Test Kitchen” series on gourmet.com. For an archive of “The Test Kitchen” episodes, as well as links to other JBF Award–winning media, click here.

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Recipe: Coconut–Cardamom Rice Pudding with Rhubarb and Kumquats

(Photo by Kent Miller)

(Photo by Kent Miller)

A toasty, creamy mound of rice pudding hugged by a delicate shell, this lovely dessert gets an extra boost from the tartness of rhubarb and kumquats. Prepared by Chanterelle's Kate Zuckerman at the Beard Awards, it was one of our favorite dishes served at the reception. Luckily, Zuckerman was kind enough to share the recipe with us.

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Meredith Arthur: Dreaming of Jean-Georges

When asked who she would most like to serve her lemongrass-cured salmon with Thai-marinated vegetable small plate to this evening, Jennifer Coco of Flat Iron Cafe didn't hesitate: "Jean-Georges!" she exclaimed. "That's the dream." I’ll check in with her later to see if dreams come true at the JBF Awards.

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