James Beard Award nominees announced!
The 2009 James Beard Foundation Awards nominees have been announced and the New Yorker nominees include (drumroll, please):
For outstanding restaurant: Babbo and Jean Georges
For outstanding chef: Dan Barber (Blue Hill) and Tom Colicchio (Craft)
For best new restaurant: Corton, Momofuku Ko and Scarpetta
For best New York City chef: Michael Anthony (Gramercy Tavern), Terrance Brennan
(Picholine), Wylie Dufresne (WD-50), Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune) and Gabriel Kreuther
The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, May 4.