San Francisco's 2017 James Beard Award Finalists



By 7x7 Editors

The 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards finalists were announced Wednesday morning and, yet again, San Francisco is well represented among the nominees, both in the Western region and in the national food scene.

Here is a complete list of the local finalists. The winners will be announced on May 1st.

Best Chef: West

Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn), SF

Corey Lee (Benu), SF

Outstanding Chef

David Kinch (Manresa), Los Gatos

Christopher Kostow (The Restaurant at Meadowood), St. Helena

Outstanding Baker

Belinda Leong and Michel Suas (B. Patisserie), SF

Outstanding Restaurant

Quince, SF

Outstanding Service

Terra, St. Helena


Best New Restaurant

In Situ, SF Tartine Manufactory, SF (photo above)

Outstanding Bar Program

Bar Agricole, SF

Outstanding Wine Program

Benu, SF

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional

Miljenko Grgich (Grgich Hills Estate), Rutherford

San Francisco2017 America's Classics winners

La Taqueria, SF

Who's Who award

Rajat Parr (Director, Mina Group Wine; Sommelier and Author), San Francisco

2017 James Beard Foundation Book Awards

Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki, Martin Cate with Rebecca Cate (Ten Speed Press)

2017 James Beard Foundation Restaurant Design Awards

Project: SingleThread, Healdsburg

Firm: AvroKO

Designers: Kristina O'Neal, William Harris, Adam Farmerie, Greg Bradshaw

Project: Leo's Oyster Bar, San Francisco Firm: Ken Fulk Inc. Designers: Tiffany Kramer and Jon de la Cruz


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