James Beard Restaurant Award Semifinalists Include Many Minnesotans

By Explore Minnesota Tourism

Fine Dining Chef Plate WineThe Twin Cities culinary scene has been drawing national praise, and the latest spotlight is on the many Minnesotans among the 2014 semifinalists for the James Beard Awards in chef and restaurant categories.

Best Chef - Midwest:

Previous Best Chef - Midwest winners:

  • 2009 - Tim McKee, La Belle Vie, Minneapolis
  • 2010 - Alex Roberts, Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis  
  • 2011 - Isaac Becker, 112 Eatery, Minneapolis

Other Award Semifinalists:

  • Outstanding Chef: Isaac Becker, 112 Eatery, Minneapolis
  • Outstanding Pastry Chef: Steve Horton, Rustica, Minneapolis
  • Outstanding Service: Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis
  • Outstanding Bar Program: Marvel Bar, Minneapolis
  • Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional: Eric Seed, Haus Alpenz, Edina

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