The envelopes have been unsealed, the winners have been toasted, and the hangovers have subsided. Next order of business: photo highlights from the fabulous 2015 James Beard Awards. Yesterday we shared photos from our Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner, which took place on April 24 at New York City's Pier Sixty. Today, we're revisiting our annual Chefs' Night Out party, which takes place on the eve of the James Beard Awards Gala as a chance for chefs, nominees, and presenters to relax and mingle with cocktails and late-night bites before the big day. This year's fête was held at Chicago's Montgomery Club, a dapper private venue under the umbrella of the acclaimed Gibsons Restaurant Group. Check out the highlights below, and view the entire photo album here.
Housemade duck prosciutto with minted spring strawberries (photo: Galdones Photography).
A mixologist behind the BACARDÍ bar (photo: Galdones Photography).
2015 JBF Humanitarian of the Year Michel Nischan, 2015 Who's Who Maricel Presilla, JBF president Susan Ungaro, and Presilla's business partner, Clara Chaumont (photo: Galdones Photography).