Each year, the restaurant world buzzes with trends and triumphs of culinary merit. But who are the true leaders of food innovation?
The honors this year went to artisans who bring warmth, enthusiasm, talent—and an expert understanding of how to get the most out of each ingredient—to every plate.
For today’s Foodie Friday, we take a closer look at 3 acclaimed chefs who won big at the 2016 James Beard Awards and get a glimpse of how they inspire in the kitchen.
There are plenty of factors that go into making a dining experience truly special. A creative, diverse, and satisfying menu of food and drink; artistry in the presentation of the plates and the atmosphere of the restaurant; the skill and innovation expressed by the chefs and sommeliers, and so on. Yet what turns a memorable restaurant experience into an extraordinary one is unparalleled customer service. On a recent trip to Las Vegas, we enjoyed all this—and some of the best steak in the world—at Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s Italian steakhouse CARNEVINO. (more…)