The James Beard Foundation announced today its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists in advance of the 29th annual James Beard Awards. The prestigious group of semifinalists across all categories represents a wide collection of culinary talent, from
exceptional chefs and dining destinations nationally and across ten different regions to the best new restaurants, outstanding bar, outstanding baker, and a rising star chefs 30 years of age or under.
Dallas, and Texas fared very well this year with 27 finalists overall with six in Dallas. This compares to 20 last year.
DFW Finalists include:
Misti Norris’s Petra and the Beast is nominated in the Restaurant of the Year
Ricardo “Ricchi” Sanchez from Bullion for Outstanding Pastry Chef
The French Room at the Adolphus Hotel for Outstanding Service
Bullion’s Bruno Davaillon, Purépecha Room’s Regino Rojas, and David Uygur of Lucia — for Best Chef, Southwest