MARK THE CULINARY WORLD WITH FOUR JAMES BEARD NOMINATIONS. THE JAMES BEARD AWARDS ARE THE OSCARS OF CUISINE. FIRST, THE OWNERS OF BLACK SHOE HOSPITALITY ARE IN PLACE FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL RESTAURANT. AMY AND JASON KERSTEIN, JOE MUENCH AND DAN SNIDER RUN SEVERAL RESTAURANTS INCLUDING STORY HILL BKC AND BUTTERMINT FINER DINING AND COCKTAILS. LUPI AND IRIS FROM MILWAUKEE ON VAN BUREN AND MASON IS UP FOR BEST NEW RESTAURANT. THE MEDITERRANEAN-INSPIRED MENU MEETS RESTAURANTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AND TWO MILWAUKEE TEAMS ARE FOR THE BEST CHEF IN THE MIDWEST. DAN JACOBS AND DAN VAN RITE RUN THE HIGH-END AMERICAN RESTAURANT ESTER-EV ON ERIE AND CORCORAN NEAR THE RIVER. GREGORY LEON DIRECTS AMILINDA, ON BROADWAY AND WISCONSIN. IT IS SPECIALIZED IN SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE RATES. THE FINAL NOMINEES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 29. WINNERS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN JUNE
Wisconsin well represented in James Beard Awards semi-finals
Lupi and Iris in Milwaukee vying for best restaurant
Several Wisconsin chefs and restaurants are in the running for the James Beard Awards, which are considered the Oscars of the culinary world. Shorewood Dinners and Cocktails Outstanding Restaurant: Wickman House, Ellison Bay Emerging Chef: Jamie Hoang, Ahan, Madison Best New Restaurant: Lupi and Iris, Van Buren and Mason Streets, Milwaukee Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker: Andrew Hutchison, Madison Sourdough, Madison Best Chef – Midwest: Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite EsterEv, Erie Street, MilwaukeeGregory Leon, Amilinda on Broadway and Wisconsin Avenue, MilwaukeeFrancesco Mangano, Osteria Papavero, MadisonItaru Nagano and Andrew Kroeger, Fairchild, MadisonThe nominees for the finale will be announced March 29 and the Winners will be celebrated at the James Beard Restaurant and Chef’s Awards Ceremony on June 5 at the Lyric Opera in Chicago. See the full list of semi-finalists
Several Wisconsin chefs and restaurants are in the running for the James Beard Awards, which are considered the Oscars of the culinary world.
- Jamie Hoang, Ahan, Madison
Best New Restaurant:
Best pastry chef or baker:
Best Chef – Midwest:
- Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite EsterEv, Erie Street, Milwaukee
- Gregory Leon, Amilinda on Broadway and Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
- Francesco Mangano, Osteria Papavero, Madison
- Itaru Nagano and Andrew Kroeger, Fairchild, Madison
The final nominees will be announced on March 29, and the winners will be celebrated at the Restaurant and Chef James Beard Awards Ceremony on June 5 at the Lyric Opera in Chicago.
See the full list of semi-finalists