Monday, March 23, 2009
The list is in!
The Beard Foundation has nominated Blackbird/Publican Executive Chef Paul Kahan for "Outstanding Chef 2009." (Photo: Blackbird)
Sooo glad I checked out Publican Sunday for the brunch everyone's raving about because it's about to get truly nuts over there.
Executive Chef Paul Kahan just received a nomination for Outstanding Chef 2009 by the Beard Foundation, which will announce winners in New York on May 4 at Lincoln Center.
Here are all the Chicago nominees for the most prestigious restaurant awards in North America:
Best Chef, Great Lakes Region: Koren Grieveson (avec), Arun Sampanthavivat (Arun's), Bruce Sherman (North Pond Cafe)
Best New Restaurant: L2O
Outstanding Service: Spiaggia
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Mindy Segal (Hot Chocolate)
Outstanding Restaurateur: Richard Melman (Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises)
Outstanding Wine Service: Brian Duncan (Bin 36)
Outstanding Restaurant Design and Outstanding Restaurant Graphics: The Publican
Cookbook in the Cooking From A Professional Point of View category: Grant Achatz's Alinea cookbook
Good luck, guys!