Tuesday, March 24, 2009

RAMMY Nominees

Tonight was the party to announce the nominees for the RAMMYs, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington awards, which will be held on June 7.

New Restaurant of the Year
Adour, Art and Soul, CommonWealth, Cork, Passion Fish

Neighborhood Gathering Place of the Year
Belga Café, Cork, EatBar, The Liberty Tavern, Marvin

Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year
Bastille, The Majestic, Oyamel, Rasika, Zaytinya

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year
2941, Blue Duck Tavern, Michel Richard Citronelle, Restaurant Eve, Vermilion

Rising Culinary Star of the Year
Cedric Maupillier of Central Michel Richard, Daniel Giusti of 1789, Mike Isabella of Zaytinya, Shannon Overmiller of Majestic Café, Tony Chittum of Vermilion

Pastry Chef of the Year
Josh Short of Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Kate Jansen of Willow, Melanie Parker of Equinox, Michelle Garbee-Poteaux of Bastille, Travis Olson of 1789

Wine and Beverage Program of the Year
CityZen, Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Oya, The Willard Room, Zola

Chef of the Year
Jamie Leeds of Hank’s/CommonWealth, Todd Gray of Equinox, Massimo Fabri of Posto/Ristorante Tosca, Vikram Sunderam of Rasika, Robert Wiedmaier of Marcel’s/Brasserie Beck

Restaurant Employee of the Year
Jennifer Roe of DC Coast, Juan Francisco Lopez of Marcel’s/Brasserie Beck, Marco Guzman of Café Atlantico, Yves Chassagneux of Willow, Jose Bermudez of Evening Star

Restaurant Manager of the Year
Tom Burke of Marcel’s/Brasserie Beck, Diego Zeballos of Jaleo, Ryland Johnson of Zola, Scott Weinstein of BlackSalt, Brian Zipin of Central Michel Richard

Power Spot of the Year
BLT Steak, Central Michel Richard, Charlie Palmer Steak, The Source by Wolfgang Puck, Teatro Goldoni

Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene of the Year
Coco Sala, Marvin, Proof, The Source by Wolfgang Puck, Willow Creek Farm

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