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The 16th annual James Beard award ceremony

The 16th annual James Beard award ceremony had a few surprises, a little romance, and a lot of contemporary and traditional New Orleans cooking. Hosted by New Orleans native and ABC news political journalist Cokie Roberts and held at the New York Marriott  Marquis hotel ballroom in Times Square, the extravagant affair lasted over 4 hours.

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A portion of the event’s admission price was to be donated to the Gulf Coast Renaissance Fund, which was set up to help rebuild New Orleans’ restaurant community from the effects of hurricane Katrina.

It was a particularly good night for New York’s restaurant community, as many Manhattan restaurateurs and chefs came away with coveted awards, including Daniel Boulud (Outstanding Restaurateur), The Modern (Best New Restaurant), Alfred Portale (Outstanding Chef), Daniel Johnnes (Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional), and Johnny Iuzinni (Outstanding Pastry Chef).

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Thomas Keller’s French Laundry also cleaned up, winning the prestigious “Outstanding Restaurant” award, and the “Rising Star Chef” which was awarded to his own Corey Lee.

In the midst of saying goodbye to the 1600 people in attendance after fifteen years of putting together the Beard awards show, publicist Melanie Young suddenly found herself standing next to her boyfriend David Ransom. He was on stage unexpectedly, smiling smugly and holding a dozen roses, a small jewelry box, and a question. David’s marriage proposal shocked Ms. Young and everyone in the ballroom theatre, including Ms. Young’s mother, who knew nothing about the impending proposal. Thankfully, she said yes.

There were five new inductees into the “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage,” including New York City’s own Café Gray owner Gray Kunz. Judith Jones, who for half a decade has been an influential editor both within and outside of the culinary world, was the recipient of the 2006 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award.

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A total of 70 award recipients were named in 2006, a complete listing of which can be found on www.NYRestaurantInsider.com, along with additional photographs of the presenters and the award winners.

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Here are the winners of the restaurant, chef, and restaurant design awards for 2006.

Restaurant and Chef awards

BEST CHEF: CALIFORNIA
Suzanne Goin
Lucques
West Hollywood, CA

BEST CHEF: MID-ATLANTIC
Fabio Trabocchi
Maestro at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
McLean, VA

BEST CHEF: MIDWEST
Shawn McClain
Spring
Chicago

BEST CHEF: NEW YORK CITY
Dan Barber
Blue Hill
NYC

BEST CHEF: NORTHEAST
Jean-Louis Gerin
Jean-Louis
Greenwich, CT

BEST CHEF: NORTHWEST/HAWAII
Scott Carsberg
Lamperia
Seattle

BEST CHEF: SOUTHEAST
John Besh
Restaurant August
New Orleans

BEST CHEF: SOUTHWEST
Bradford Thompson
Mary Elaines at The Phoenician
Scottsdale, AZ

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BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Danny Meyer
The Modern
Gabriel Kreuther
NYC

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OUTSTANDING CHEF
Alfred Portale
Gotham Bar & Grill
NYC

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OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF
Johnny Iuzzini
Jean Georges
NYC

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OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT
Thomas Keller
The French Laundry
Yountville, CA

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OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR
Daniel Boulud
The Dinex Group
NYC

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OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
Gary Danko
Gary Danko
San Francisco

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OUTSTANDING WINE AND SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL
Daniel Johnnes
Dinex Group
NYC

OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE
William Sherer
Aureole, Las Vegas
Las Vegas

RISING STAR CHEF
Corey Lee
The French Laundry
Yountville, CA

Restaurant Design & Graphics Awards

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OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT DESIGN
Designer: Carol Bentel, Paul Bentel, Peter Bentel, Susan Nagle
Design Firm: Bentel & Bentel Architects/Planners LLP
NYC
Project: The Modern

OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT GRAPHICS
Designer: Matteo Bologna and Andrea Brown
Design Firm: Mucca Design Corporation
NYC
Project: Sant Ambroeus

LIST OF ALL WINNERS





           

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