Virginia restaurants, culinary professionals named James Beard Foundation Awards semifinalists
A handful of Virginia restaurants and food-service professionals have been named semifinalists of the James Beard Foundation Awards, which recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields.
The finalists will be announced March 24, and the awards ceremony will be held May 4 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
The semifinalists list spans 21 categories. The semifinalists were selected from a list of 34,000 online entries.
Best New Restaurant
The Alley Light, Charlottesville
Outstanding Pastry Chef
Caitlin Dysart, 2941, Falls Church
Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Professional
Diane Flynt, Foggy Ridge Cider, Dugspur
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Peter Chang, Peter Chang China Café, Glen Allen
Lee Gregory, The Roosevelt, Richmond
Tarver King, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, Lovettsville
Dale Reitzer, Acacia, Richmond
Angelo Vangelopoulos, The Ivy Inn, Charlottesville