Monday, March 23, 2009
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!
Stephanie Izard is the executive chef/owner of The Drunken Goat, set to open in the fall. (Photo: Stephanie Izard)
What were Chicago's top chefs up to this weekend?! 312DD checks out their Twitter accounts:
Graham Elliot Bowles (graham elliot): "Goose Island Brewery tour today with GE team."
Phillip Foss (Lockwood): "3rd year anniversary dinner @ Avenues last night ... food was brilliant. Curtis Duffy is one of the top chefs in Chicago!"
Koren Grieveson (avec): "Just had the most amazing brunch at the Publican! rocking grits!"
Stephanie Izard (The Drunken Goat): "Recovering from an awesome meal at Schwa last night. The arctic char roe was killer."
Stephanie Izard: "I just saw the best cocktail being shaken at bar de ville...Ramos Gin Fizz...they love workin their muscles for this one."
Carrie Nahabedian (naha): "Getting ready to cook at Justin Winery in Paso Robles, California this weekend."
Rick Tramonto: "I just had a brilliant meal by Chef Chris Pandel at the Bristol in Chicago. All must go and go again and again."