No idea why the James Beard Foundation broke the finalists for 2017 into two press releases, but it’s my fault for not wanting to sit through the long streaming announcement – there just wasn’t enough wine in the house. Here are a few more:
Best Chef: Northwest Portland Nominees:
- Katy Millard of Coquine Restaurant.
- Justin Woodward of Castagna
- Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton and Greg Denton of OX
- Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi – Revelry
Outstanding Baker Portland Nominee:
- Ken Forkish, Ken’s Artisan Bakery
Outstanding Bar Program Portland Nominee:
- Clyde Common
The Chef/Restaurant awards will be announced May 1st in Chicago.