2011 James Beard Foundation Award Winners!

Last night the best culinary minds gathered to see who would be chosen top chef by the prestigious James Beard Foundation.

 

Here's some of winners:

 

Best New Restaurant: ABC Kitchen, NYC, Chef/Owner: Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Owner: Phil Suarez

Outstanding Restaurateur Award: Richard Melman, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Chicago

Outstanding Restaurant Award: Eleven Madison Park, NYC, Owner: Danny Meyer

Outstanding Chef Award: José Andrés, minibar, Washington, D.C.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Kevin Zraly, wine expert and teacher

 

For a complete list check out this post on the Huffington Post.

 

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! Let us know what you think about the winners - have you been to any of their restaurants? We'd love to hear your reviews.