It is our honor at D’Artagnan to work with many of the greatest chefs across the nation. The esteemed James Beard Foundation honors the best and brightest in the culinary world annually, in what is often called the Academy Awards of the food industry.
Last night in Chicago, the winners of the 2017 JBF Awards were announced at the black-tie gala, and we are pleased to see so many of our friends receive the coveted medal.
Our hearty congratulations to the winners, and a huge round of applause to the following, all of whom we are honored to call D’Artagnan friends and clients …
Best New Restaurant:
Le Coucou, New York City
Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia
Outstanding Pastry Chef:
Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel, NYC
Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants (Le Coucou, Serpico, Upland, and others)
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY
Best Chefs in America
Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH): Sarah Grueneberg, Monteverde, Chicago
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA): Greg Vernick, Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia
Best Chef: New York City: Marco Canora, Hearth
Best Chef: South (AL, AR, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, FL, LA, MS): Rebecca Wilcomb, Herbsaint, New Orleans
Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV): Steven Satterfield, Miller Union, Atlanta
Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT): Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s, Houston
2017 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics
2017 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award
Nora Pouillon, Restaurant Nora, Washington, DC
To read more about Nora, called the Alice Waters of DC, and her contributions to the farm-to-table movement, read this Washington Post article. Her eponymous all-organic restaurant will close next month, after 37 years. Congratulations on the biggest award of them all, Nora!