2012 Food & Wine Best New Chefs

Dana Cowin introduced Food & Wine Best New Chefs last night during a party at the Liberty Theater right here in NYC.  Let's take a look at the winners:

Erik Anderson & Josh Habiger The Catbird Seat, Nashville, TN
Mario Carbone & Rich Torrisi Torrisi Italian Specialties, New York, NY
Danny Grant RIA, Chicago, IL
Dan Kluger ABC Kitchen, New York, NY
Corey Lee Benu,San Francisco, CA
Jenn Louis Lincoln Restaurant, Portland, OR
Cormac Mahoney Madison Park Conservatory, Seattle, WA
Bryant Ng The Spice Table, Los Angeles, CA
Karen Nicolas Equinox, Washington, DC
Blaine Wetzel The Willows Inn, Lummi Island, WA

Big congrats to Dan Kluger at ABC Kitchen.  I am currently in love with just about everything on that menu.  Most of all the delicious Sugar Snap Pea Salad

and the Akaushi Cheeseburger.

 Yes the lunch prix fix was just bumped up to $32 but it's still completely worth each and every penny. 

This also reminds me that I have YET to get over to Torrisi.  What is wrong with me?  I may have to change that today.  Mario and Rich have certainly been getting rave reviews.  Looks like Parm is closed for a private event tonight.  Possible Winner Party?  Guess I should get over there for lunch instead!  Congrats to them as well and all the winners from last night!