See which Miami area restaurants and chefs are ranked among the best in the country
Several Miami-area chefs and restaurants have been nominated for one of the top honors in the food industry.
The James Beard Foundation announced the list of semifinalists for its annual awards that celebrate the best of the best, and the nominees include a Michelin-star winner as well as names and places familiar to anyone in Miami who likes to eat.
The final nominees will be announced on March 29, and winners will be announced at the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards Ceremony on June 5 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
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Here are the chefs, bakers, restaurants and bars that made the semifinalist round.
Mohamed Ali Alkassar and Niven Patel, Alpareno Restaurant Group (Ghee Indian Kitchen, Orno, and Mamey)
Michael Schwartz, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Miami
Akino West, Rosie’s, Miami
Zak the Baker, Miami
Outstanding Pastry chef or baker:
Manuel and Jesús Brazón, Caracas Bakery, Doral
Outstanding wine and beverage program:
Macchialina, Miami Beach
Cafe La Trova, Miami
Best chef south:
Timon Balloo, The Katherine, Fort Lauderdale
Fernando, Nando, and Valerie Chang, Itamae, Miami
Rick Mace, Tropical Smokehouse, West Palm Beach
Pushkar Marathe, Stage, Palm Beach Gardens
Lojo Washington, Queen of Sheeba, West Palm Beach