Eat and Drink The 2015 James Beard Award finalists are... Chef Enrique Olvera's Cosme was nominated in the Best New Restaurant category. Photo Credit: Facebook/ Cosme NYC By GEORGIA KRAL March 24, 2015 10:22 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email The 2015 James Beard Award nominees were announced today at the James Beard House in NYC. The seminfinalists were announced last month. A couple things of note: no New York chefs were nominated in the Rising Star Chef or Outstanding Restaurateur category. On the other hand, nearly all of the Outstanding Restaurant nominees are in New York. For a full list of nominees, including the journalism awards, visit the James Beard website. Best New Restaurant Bâtard, NYC Central Provisions, Portland, ME Cosme, NYC Parachute, Chicago Petit Trois, Los Angeles The Progress, San Francisco recommended reading The semifinalists for James Beard Awards in NYC are... Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis Outstanding Baker Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Cafe, Boston Mark Furstenberg, Bread Furst, Washington, D.C. Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery, NYC Belinda Leong and Michel Suas, B. Patisserie, San Francisco William Werner, Craftsman and Wolves, San Francisco Outstanding Bar Program Arnaud's French 75 Bar, New Orleans Bar Agricole, San Francisco Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NY Trick Dog, San Francisco The Violet Hour, Chicago Outstanding Chef Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern, NYC Sean Brock, Husk, Charleston, SC Suzanne Goin, Lucques, Los Angeles Donald Link, Herbsaint, New Orleans Marc Vetri, Vetri, Philadelphia Outstanding Pastry Chef Dana Cree, Blackbird, Chicago Maura Kilpatrick, Oleana, Cambridge, MA Dahlia Narvaez, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel, NYC Christina Tosi, Momofuku, NYC Outstanding Restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, AL Momofuku Noodle Bar, NYC Per Se, NYC The Spotted Pig, NYC Outstanding Restaurateur JoAnn Clevenger, Upperline, New Orleans Donnie Madia, One Off Hospitality Group, Chicago (Blackbird, Avec, The Publican, and others) Michael Mina, Mina Group, San Francisco (Michael Mina, RN74, Bourbon Steak, and others) Cindy Pawlcyn, Napa, CA (Mustards Grill, Cindy's Back Street Kitchen, and Cindy's Waterfront at the Monterey Bay Aquarium) Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants, Philadelphia (The Dandelion, Talula's Garden, Serpico, and others) Outstanding Service The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN Marea, NYC Quince, San Francisco Restaurant August, New Orleans Topolobampo, Chicago Outstanding Wine Program A16, San Francisco Bern's Steak House, Tampa, FL FIG, Charleston, SC McCrady's, Charleston, SC Spago, Beverly Hills, CA Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE Ron Cooper, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Ranchos de Taos, NM Ted Lemon, Littorai Wines, Sebastopol, CA Rajat Parr, Mina Group, San Francisco Harlen Wheatley, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY Rising Star Chef of the Year Tanya Baker, Boarding House, Chicago Alex Bois, High Street on Market, Philadelphia Erik Bruner-Yang, Toki Underground, Washington, D.C. Jessica Largey, Manresa, Los Gatos, CA Cara Stadler, Tao Yuan, Brunswick, ME Ari Taymor, Alma, Los Angeles Best Chef: NYC Marco Canora, Hearth Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi, Carbone Mark Ladner, Del Posto Anita Lo, Annisa Ignacio Mattos, Estela Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto By GEORGIA KRAL Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.