The "long list" of potential James Beard Award nominees went out to judges today. Quite a few locals could be contenders once the roster gets winnowed down. The Boston-area nominees-for-nominees are:
Best chef Northeast:
Patrick Connolly, Radius
Andy Husbands, Tremont 647
Steve Johnson, Rendezvous in Central Square
Michael Leviton, Lumiere
Tony Maws, Craigie Street Bistrot
Marc Orfaly, Pigalle
Other interesting possibles in this category include:
Rob Evans, Hugo's, Portland Me.
Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier, Arrows, Ogunquit
Amanda Lydon, Straight Wharf, Nantucket
Outstanding pastry chef:
Maura Kilpatrick, Oleana
Sam Hayward, Fore Street, Portland Me.
Outstanding wine service:
Outstanding wine and spirits professional:
Jim Koch, Sam Adams
Best new restaurant:
What's cooking in the world of food.
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