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Posted at 7:00 PM ET, 03/23/2010

RAMMY nominees announced

By Anne Kenderdine

Food Awards Week continues around these parts. Tonight, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced the nominees of its annual honors: the RAMMYs. These awards celebrate the best restaurants and culinary professionals in the area. There are more than a dozen categories, including a new one this year: Best Beverage/Mixology programs.

And the nominees are ... after the jump. Cast your vote for a favorite in the comments below.

Fine Dining
Michel Richard Citronelle
The Oval Room
The Source by Wolfgang Puck

Upscale Casual
Central Michel Richard
The Liberty Tavern

Neighborhood Gathering Place
Bar Pilar
Belga Cafe
Kemble Park Tavern

New Restaurant
Birch & Barley
Bourbon Steak

Bertrand Chemel, 2941
Scott Drewno, The Source by Wolfgang Puck
Daniel Giusti, 1789
Vikram Sunderam, Rasika
Haidar Karoum, Proof

Rising Culinary Star
Michael Isabella, Zaytinya
Liam LaCivita, The Liberty Tavern
Shannon Overmiller, Majestic Cafe
Nicholas Stefanelli, Bibiana
Jon Mathieson, Inox

Pastry Chef
Anthony Chavez, 2941
Amanda Cook, CityZen
Josh Short, Neighborhood Restaurant Group
Fabrice Bendano, Adour
Travis Olson, 1789

Wine Program
Michel Richard Citronelle
701, Ardeo/Bardeo, Bibiana, Bombay Club, The Oval Room, Rasika

Beverage/Mixology Program
Brasserie Beck
EatGoodFood Group (Restaurant Eve, The Majestic and The PX)
Founding Farmers
PS 7's
Tabard Inn

Restaurant Power Spot
Art & Soul
BLT Steak
Bombay Club
The Source by Wolfgang Puck
Teatro Goldoni

Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene
Birch & Barley and ChurchKey
Bourbon Steak
Masa 14

Souheil Moussadik, Co Co. Sala
Ryan McCarthy, Passion Food Hospitality
Ashley Williams, Mie N Yu
Mark Politzer, Bourbon Steak
Fernando Contreras, KAZ Sushi Bistro

Corina August, Mie N Yu
Joe Bolam, Urbana
Adolfo Cajchon, Seasons
Marco Guzman, Cafe Atlantico
Jose Orantes, Dino

-- Julia Beizer

By Anne Kenderdine  | March 23, 2010; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Restaurants  
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