The D’Amico brothers, Larry and Richard made the list. The
Kuleto, who opened Fog City Diner in the 1980’s in what was then known as “the restaurant graveyard”, has opened and operated numerous restaurants in the Bay Area since his
But it is Nick’s Cove and Cottages, the 14 million dollar project that glistens on the
It took Kuleto almost a decade to permit, remodel and complete the project that now glistens as one of Marin’s most sought after destination dining venue.
Pegged “the Oscars of the food world,” by Time magazine, The James Beard Foundation Awards are the country’s most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers.
But unlike the Oscars, it doesn’t take a multi million dollar budget and a list of celebrities from
Some think The Beard Award is only bestowed on four star restaurants that take months to get into. Untrue. In years past Polly’s Pancake House in
It was said that James Beard loved a paper funnel full of Fried clams as much as he did a tremendous French meal. He would have loved Michael Dellar’s restaurants.
Dellar, CEO of The Lark Creek Restaurant Group, which includes The Tavern at Lark Creek and Yankee Pier in Larkspur is scheduled to open a new downtown
And many of those clam shacks and Lobster Roll huts have a chance to capture a Beard Award. That’s the beauty of the awards: Anyone with a consistent, well run restaurant, a creative menu, a professional staff and a concept that adds excitement to the food industry can be nominated for the culinary honor.
Another Bay Area operator who has been shortlisted is Tim Stannard of Bacchus Management Group.
The trio of
Steven Starr also made the list. His concepts offer
Also on the list is Richard Melman, of Lettuce Entertain You, Keith McNally of Balthazar fame in
The James Beard Awards, the Oscars of the culinary world will be presented on May 3, 2010.