THE 2016 JAMES BEARD AWARD GOES TO…
Opulence Magazine is a proud member of the James Beard Foundation (JBF), which has a mission to celebrate, nurture and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage. For culinary professionals in the United States, receiving a coveted nomination or award from the James Beard Foundation is the gastronomic equivalent of earning an Academy Award. Here we share our regional dining recommendations among 2016 JBF award winners and nominees, as well as a few nods to previous year.
Outstanding Restaurant–Alinea, Chicago
Chef Grant Achatz draws foodies with New American tasting menus featuring highly creative plates.
1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL • (312) 867-0110
Outstanding CHEF: Suzanne Goin–Lucques, Los Angeles
Set in a refined carriage house, this acclaimed restaurant serves market-driven Californian cuisine.
8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA • (323) 655-6277
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Dahlia Narvaez– Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles
Lauded upscale Italian cuisine from chefs Nancy Silverton & Mario Batali in a bustling atmosphere.
6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA • (323) 297-0100
Best New Restaurant: Shaya–New Orleans
Chef Alon Shaya’s modern Israeli fare is served in a bright blue-and-white space with a back patio.
4213 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA • (504) 891-4231
Rising Star Chef: Daniela Soto-Innes–Cosme, NYC
Mexican share plates made with local ingredients & tequila & mezcal in sleek digs with a big bar.
35 E 21st St, New York, NY (212) 913-9659