THE 2016 JAMES BEARD AWARD GOES TO…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

Outstanding Restaurateur:
Ken Friedman

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The Spotted Pig 314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014 • (212) 620-0393

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The Breslin 16 W 29th St, • New York, NY • (212) 679-1939

4038 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY • (718) 239-3300

Tosca Café, NYC 4038 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY • (718) 239-3300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JBF Gala Headshots By Huge Galdones
THE 2016 JAMES BEARD AWARD GOES TO…