Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The List Are You On It has the 2009 RAMMY Awards Nominees. Congrats to the amazing DC Restaurants on this year's list

The List Are You On It in my Everday Reads has the skinny on the Restaurant Association of Washington (RAMW) finalists for the 2009 RAMMY Awards at the Ritz-Carlton, DC. Mark your calenders now, the RAMMY Awards Gala is on June 7th. And though I had to us the old logo from last year.......the variety of restaurants on this year's list are new and improved.

I must give kudos to Co. Co. Sala and the amazing team for their nomination. You guys have my vote and have the vote of my palette . Prost to Bharet, Souheil, Nisha and Miloud for an amazing year at Co. Co.

And the nominees are.....and my favorites are in BOLD.

Neighborhood Gathering Place
Belga Café, Washington DC; Cork ,Washington DC; EatBar, Arlington VA; The Liberty Tavern, Arlington VA; Marvin Washington DC

Upscale Casual
Bastille, Alexandria VA; Majestic Café, Alexandria VA; Oyamel, Washington DC; Rasika, Washington DC; Zaytinya, Washington DC

Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene
CoCo. Sala, Washington DC; Marvin, Washington DC; Proof, Washington DC; The Source by Wolfgang Puck, Washington DC; Willow Creek Farm, Broadlands VA

Rising Culinary Star
Cedric Maupillier – Central Michel Richard, Washington DC; Daniel Giusti – 1789, Washington, DC; Mike Isabella – Zaytinya, Washington DC; Shannon Overmiller – Majestic Café, Alexandria VA; Tony Chittum – Vermilion, Alexandria VA

New Restaurant
Adour, Washington DC; Art and Soul, Washington DC; CommonWealth, Washington DC; Cork, Washington DC; PassionFish, Reston VA

Pastry Chef
Josh Short – Neighborhood Restaurant Group; Kate Jansen – Willow, Arlington VA; Melanie Parker – Equinox, Washington DC; Michelle Garbee-Poteaux – Bastille, Alexandria VA; Travis Olson – 1789, Washington DC

Associate Member
B B & T; Belair Produce Inc./Watermark Foods; EagleBank; The Legacy Group; ProChile

Wine and Beverage Program
Cityzen, Washington DC; Neighborhood Restaurant Group; Oya, Washington DC; The Willard Room, Washington DC; Zola, Washington DC

Power Spot
BLT Steak, Washington DC; Central Michel Richard, Washington DC; Charlie Palmer Steak, Washington DC; The Source by Wolfgang Puck, Washington DC; Teatro Goldoni, Washington DC

Restaurant Employee
Jennifer Roe –DC Coast, Washington DC; Juan Francisco Lopez – Marcel’s/Brasserie Beck, Washington DC; Marco Guzman – Café Atlantico, Washington DC; Yves Chassagneux – Willow, Arlington VA; Jose Bermudez – Evening Star, Alexandria VA

Restaurant Manager
Tom Burke – Marcel’s/Brasserie Beck, Washington DC; Diego Zeballos – Jaleo; Ryland Johnson – Zola, Washington DC; Scott Weinstein – BlackSalt, Washington DC; Brian Zipin – Central Michel Richard, Washington DC

Fine Dining
2941, Falls Church VA; Blue Duck Tavern, Washington DC; Michel Richard Citronelle, Washington DC; Restaurant Eve, Alexandria VA; Vermilion, Alexandria VA

Jamie Leeds – Hank’s/CommonWealth, Washington DC; Todd Gray – Equinox, Washington DC; Massimo Fabri – Posto/Ristorante Tosca, Washington DC; Vikram Sunderam – Rasika, Washington, DC; Robert Wiedmaier – Marcel’s/Brasserie Beck, Washington DC

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