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2014 Time Out New York Food & Drink Awards

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 01:03 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

It was another exciting year for the New York City dining scene, with new spots boasting everything from amped-up Asian to seductive Spanish to reimagined Italian. And last night, Time Out New York held their annual industry awards to honor the very best new restaurants, bars and chefs.

Taking over Marquee nightclub, the 2014 Food & Drink Awards presented by Stella Artois paid tribute to the city’s culinary finest in a grand celebration attended by top toques, restauranteurs, mixologists and industry insiders. Guests sampled signature dishes from nominated spots, including Toro, Pearl & Ash, Betony, Bunker and Dominique Ansel Bakery, and sipped craft cocktails created by Golden Cadillac, Betony, Attaboy and The Long Island Bar.

TONY readers voted for their faves to determine ten winners in the Readers’ Choice categories—top honors included Best New Restaurant (Carbone), Chef of the Year (Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi), Best New Sushi (Sushi Nakazawa), Best New Cocktail Bar (The Dead Rabbit), Best New Southeast Asian (Uncle Boon’s) and Best Brand Extension (Lafayette). Additionally, ten Critics’ Picks were presented, in aptly named categories ranging from the Dirty Disco Award (Golden Cadillac) and the “Soy, Vey!” Award (Ivan Ramen) to the Global 180 Award (Mission Cantina) and the Mad Scientist Cooks At Home Award (Alder). All twenty coveted awards were handed out during the event and the full list of this year’s winners can be found here.

Many congrats to all the talented 2014 winners and nominees!

Related: My Time Out New York Food & Drink Awards coverage from 20132012 2011. Images courtesy of Time Out New York.

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Highlights from the 2013 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

Monday, July 22, 2013 at 04:07 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

This year marked the 31st annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, America’s premier and most prestigious culinary event. And I couldn’t have been more honored or excited to be heading out West with the KitchenAid team to attend my very first Classic. With eager anticipation and my appetite in tow, I made my way from Manhattan to Aspen, Colorado for three jam-packed days of food- and fun-filled festivities.

  1. The culinary world’s finest gathered to celebrate at the 31st annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen (photo: Huge Galdones)
  2. Chefs Eric Ripert, Tyler Florence, Daniel Boulud & Chris Cosentino share some laughs at the Grand Tasting
  3. The always entertaining Mario Batali does Italian proud during his lively cooking demo on the KitchenAid stage
  4. Magnificent mountain views provide a breathtaking backdrop for the Grand Tasting Village
  5. Triple threat! Johnny Iuzzini, Andrew Zimmern & Marcus Samuelsson sign their latest books for adoring fans
  6. Famed chefs Jacques Pépin, Susan Feniger & Tom Colicchio sign KitchenAid appliances for the Cook for the Cure® live auctions

Aspen is a charming little town, boasting world-class restaurants and hotels, eclectic boutiques, and stunning mountain scenery—a breathtaking backdrop for a truly exquisite weekend. Food-loving attendees indulged in the ultimate culinary celebration with a schedule featuring everything from exclusive events and grand-scale tastings, to panels with industry pros and live demonstrations from celebrity chefs.

Read the rest of my recap and check out more pics on KitchenAid’s The Kitchenthusiast™ blog here.

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