Paolo Lucchesi at the SF Chronicle writes about the 2014 James Beard finalists and, OMG, there is nary a Missionite among them.
The big winner on the nominee front was Manresa in Los Gatos, which got nominated for Outstanding Chef (David Kinch), Rising Star Chef (Jessica Largey), and the Manresa cookbook.
Other locals up for national awards include Coqueta for Best New Restaurant, Slanted Door for Outstanding Restaurant, B. Patisserie’s Belinda Leong for Outstanding Pastry Chef, and Cindy Pawlcyn for Outstanding Restaurateur. Quince and the Restaurant at Meadowoodare both up for Outstanding Service; Bar Agricole and A16were once again nominated for their beverage programs. READ MORE
I guess we could claim the Slanted Door since it got its start in the Mission, but that’s beginning to be a stretch. Belinda Leong at B. Patisserie at 2821 California Street has been getting a lot of kudos. Anyone interested in doing a taste test of B. Patisserie and Craftsman and Wolves? Or maybe some of you already have.
Corrected in a Tweet from Kevin Montgomery: I left out the nomination of the cookbook from Chad Robertson: Tartine Book No. 3: Modern Ancient Classic Whole. Congrats to Robertson and thanks to Kevin.