From over 21,000 entries the James Beard Foundation has picked its 2010 semifinalists, and Seattle is really well represented. Congrats to all our local kitchen talent.
Seattle nominees below. Click here for a PDF of all the nominees nationally, and here for Seattle’s 2009 semifinalists—there are a lot of return contenders.
OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR Tom Douglas: Dahlia Bakery, Dahlia Lounge, Etta’s, Lola, Palace Kitchen, Serious Pie.
OUTSTANDING CHEF Jerry Traunfeld: Poppy
OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT Canlis
BEST NEW RESTAURANT Anchovies and Olives
OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF James Miller: Cafe Besalu
OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE Canlis
BEST CHEF: NORTHWEST Kevin Davis: Steelhead Diner, Matt Dillon: The Corson Building, Mark Fuller: Spring Hill Stowell: Union, etc, Jason Wilson: Crush, Rachel Yang: Joule