James Beard Semifinalists Announced: Miami Makes The List

​The 2012 James Beard semifinalists have been announced and sure enough Miami has made the list.

Several Miami chefs and restaurants got a nomination. Finalists will be  announced in Las Vegas on March 19th.

The South Florida semifinalists are:

Best New Restaurant
Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, Miami Beach

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Hedy Goldsmith, Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink, Miami

Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professionals
Virginia Philip, Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, West Palm Beach

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Jarrod Verbiak, db Bistro Moderne at the JW Marriott Marquis, Miami

Best Chef: South
Clay Conley, Buccan, Palm Beach
Paula DaSilva, 1500 Degrees at Eden Roc, Miami Beach
Jeff McInnis, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Miami Beach
Sergio Navarro, Pubbelly, Miami Beach

For a complete list of all semifinalists, click here.

Photo : James Beard Blog


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