The James Beard Awards were announced this week. Here are the local NYC winners:
Outstanding Chef :
Winner Daniel Humm who serves up nothing but delicious at Eleven Madison Park. My recent visit was gluten free at its best including fresh gluten free french bread….and did I mention the outrageous gluten free granola they gave me as a gift when departing? Eleven Madison has three Michelin Stars and four stars from the NY Times. Its worth every penny of the indulgence.
Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional:
Winner Paul Grieco from Terroir. Terroir, called the “Elitest Wine Bar for Everyone,” is an off-shoot of Hearth, one of my favorite restaurants. Hearth is able to make most things on their menu gluten free and they also have homemade gluten free pasta!
Terroir is a wine bar with encyclopedia sized wine list. Their staff is highly knowledgable about gluten allergies.They have lots of great snacks (see menu here) that are gluten free already without modifications as well as charcuterie and cheese plates. There are a few locations in Manhattan, but my favorite is the original in the East Village.
If you like tons of wine choices -ones that you have likely never tasted, and a low key vibe, check out Terroir.
Best Chef NY:
Michael Anthony is the chef behind the delicious Gramercy Tavern one of my favorite haunts. I suggest eating here at the bar as I prefer a more low key vibe rather than the formal dining room. Its a little fancy in the formal dining area. Make sure you book a reservation and book early. Gramercy Tavern is totally hit or miss on a possible table. I have walked in there many times without a reservation so give it a try if you are in Flatiron.
One more local NYC shout out! Food52.com
I also want to direct your attention to Food52.com winner in the publication category! The founders live here in NYC. This website is full of great recipes and it can be searched to find gluten free options!
For all of the James Beard award winners check here.