Portland chef Gabriel Rucker won the James Beard Foundation award Monday night for "Best Chef Northwest". Rucker beat fellow nominees Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton of Ox, John Gorham - Toro Bravo, Naomi Pomeroy - Beast, Gabriel Rucker - Le Pigeon, Adam Sappington - The Country Cat, Cathy Whims - Nostrana and Justin Wills of Restaurant Beck in Depoe Bay, … [Read more...] about Chef Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon and Little Bird Wins Best Chef Northwest at James Beard Awards
It seems like this will never end. The James Beard Awards finalists were announced today. Here are the Portland Nominees:Books - Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian Cookbooks: Roots, by Diane MorganBooks - Single Subject:Modern Sauces: More than 150 Recipes for Every Cook, Every Day, by Martha HolmbergBooks - Baking and Desserts:Flour Water Salt Yeast: The … [Read more...] about James Beard Awards – Final Finalists Finally Announced
As every year about this time, the James Beard Foundation announced its huge list of semifinalists for the 2013 Restaurant and Chef awards. While the list includes plenty of local chefs and restaurants, no Portland restaurants are nominated in the "Best Restaurant" section. Note that Portland also did not get any nominations for "Best Service" (gasp).For maximum press … [Read more...] about James Beard Semifinalists 2013 Announced
Andy Ricker, owner of Pok Pok won Best Chef NW tonight in the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards. In his acceptance speech which could be watched live on the web, Andy remarked that the James Beard Foundation had "indirectly given the award to the chefs of Northern Thailand", following with "the city of Portland has allowed us to do what we do, and I don't think Pok Pok could … [Read more...] about Andy Ricker and Gabriel Rucker Receive 2011 James Beard Awards!
The James Beard Foundation Dinner on Sunday at the Multnomah Club was one of the most sought-after events in some time. We took some pictures so you can see what it was like. Please excuse the cell-phone quality - we were busy eating. … [Read more...] about James Beard Foundation Dinner