And the Rammy Nominees Are . . .

Foodie awards season is in full swing—James Beard Award nominees were unveiled on Monday, and last night the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced who’s up for its local culinary awards, the Rammys, which will be presented June 6 at the Marriott Wardman Park. Here are the chefs and restaurants making the cut:

Fine Dining
2941
Citronelle
Minibar
The Oval Room
The Source

Upscale Casual
Central Michel Richard
Liberty Tavern
Proof
Vermilion
Zaytinya

New Restaurant
Bibiana
Birch & Barley
Bourbon Steak
Eventide
Inox

Chef
Bertrand Chemel, 2941
Scott Drewno, the Source
Daniel Giusti, 1789
Vikram Sunderam, Rasika
Haidar Karoum, Proof

Rising Culinary Star
Mike Isabella, Zaytinya
Liam LaCivita, Liberty Tavern
Shannon Overmiller, the Majestic
Nicholas Stefanelli, Bibiana
Jon Mathieson, Inox

Pastry Chef
Anthony Chavez, 2941
Amanda Cook, CityZen
Josh Short, Neighborhood Restaurant Group
Fabrice Bendano, Adour
Travis Olson, 1789

Wine Program
2941
Citronelle
Dino
701/Ardeo/Bardeo/Bibiana/Bombay Club/the Oval Room/Rasika (all owned by Ashok Bajaj)
Proof

Mixology Program
Brasserie Beck
EatGoodFoodGroup
Founding Farmers
PS 7’s
Tabard Inn

Neighborhood Gathering Place
Bar Pilar
Belga Café
Cork
EatBar
Kemble Park Tavern

Restaurant Power Spot
Art and Soul
BLT Steak
Bombay Club
The Source
Teatro Goldoni

Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene
Birch & Barley/ChurchKey
Bourbon Steak
Masa 14
Posto
POV

Manager
Souheil Moussadik, Co Co. Sala
Ryan McCarthy, Passion Food Hospitality
Ashley Williams, Mie N Yu
Mark Politzer, Bourbon Steak
Fernando Contreras, Kaz Sushi Bistro

Employee

Corina August, Mie N Yu
Joe Bolam, Urbana
Adolfo Cajchon, Seasons
Marco Guzman, Café Atlántico
Jose Orantes, Dino

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