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The James Beard Foundation Announces the 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists
There are 19 local contenders in the mix. By Anna Spiegel
Rose’s Luxury is up for Best New Restaurant. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Comments () | Published February 19, 2014

The James Beard Foundation announced its much-anticipated list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for 2014. Washington toques and eateries scored 19 nominations out of more than 38,000 entries, qualifying in categories including Best Chef Mid-Atlantic and Best New Restaurant. The five final nominees for each category will be chosen by a panel of judges and announced on March 18; the winners will be revealed in May. Good luck to all our local contenders, listed below.

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

Rose’s Luxury

OUTSTANDING BAR PROGRAM

The Columbia Room

Rogue 24

OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF

Tiffany MacIsaac, Birch & Barley

OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT

Jaleo

Vidalia

OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR

Ashok Bajaj, Knightsbridge Restaurant Group (The Bombay Club, Oval Room, and others)

Stephen Starr (not entirely local, but a Washington presence with Le Diplomate)

OUTSTANDING SERVICE

Komi

Marcel’s

OUTSTANDING WINE PROGRAM

CityZen

Marcel’s

RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR

Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Ripple

BEST CHEF: MID-ATLANTIC

Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve

Anthony Chittum, Iron Gate

Haidar Karoum, Proof

Tarver King, the Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

Cedric Maupillier, Mintwood Place

Vikram Sunderam, Rasika

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