We had the best time at the RAMMY awards last night. Everyone was dressed to impress, the food was delicious and it was fun to see so many familiar faces.
The food from Mexico was my favorite, but the Nordic Countries also made some tasty tender lamb.
The band rocked it out and we danced the night a way. Congratulations to all of the winners!
THE 2011 RAMMY WINNERS:
Chef of the Year: Todd Gray, Equinox/Todd’s Watershed
Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: The Source by Wolfgang Puck
New Restaurant of the Year: Estadio
Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year: The Tabard Inn
Pastry Chef of the Year: Tiffany MacIsaac, Neighborhood Restaurant Group
Wine Program: Taberna del Alabardero, Gustavo Iniesta
Beverage/Mixology Program: Founding Farmers
Rising Culinary Star: Kyle Bailey, Birch and Barley
Restaurant Manager of the Year: Hans Olson, General Manager, Clyde’s Reston
Restaurant Employee of the Year: Ryme Lansari, server Cafe Atlantico/minibar by Jose Andres
Joan Hisaoka Associate Member: Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
Neighborhood Gathering Place: Ted’s Bulletin
Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene: Chef Geoff’s Tyson Corner
Power Spot: Carmine’s
Public Favorite Restaurant: Carmine’s DC
WHERE MAGAZINE Visitors’ Choice Award: Old Ebbitt Grill