Chef Allen Susser Celebrates James Beard Awards With Alumni Dinner
|All photos by Laine Doss|
|Chef Allen Susser with Jamie DeRosa, Timon Balloo, and Mike Moran celebrate the James Beard awards.|
Last evening's alumni dinner to benefit the James Beard Foundation saw more than a dozen of Miami's best chefs celebrating the Beard Awards at Trio on the Bay. The common thread among these chefs was the fact that all of them have been inspired by or worked with Chef Allen.
The dinner had guests visiting various stations, each manned by a chef serving a dish from his restaurant. For entertainment, a live simulcast of the James Beard Awards ceremony was broadcast from TV monitors above the many bars. The event spilled out onto the oversize patio, where diners enjoyed wine and food as the moonlight played on the water. Award winners included:
Outstanding Chef: Daniel Humm (Eleven Madison Park, NYC)
Outstanding Restaurant: Boulevard (San Francisco)
Rising Star Chef: Christina Tosi (Momofuku Milk Bar, NYC)
Best New Restaurant: Next (Chicago)
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Mindy Segal (Mindy's Hot Chocolate, Chicago)
For a complete list of 2012 James Beard Award winners, click here.
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