Rose’s Luxury, Rogue 24 among James Beard Award semifinalists

Local restaurants are well represented among the semifinalists for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards. This is the first step of the annual competition: Finalists will be announced March 18 19, with winners crowned at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony May 2 and 5 in New York.


Rose's Luxury. (Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post)

The local semifinalists, via the James Beard Foundation

Best New Restaurant: Rose's Luxury

Rising Star Chef: Marjorie Meek-Bradley of Ripple

Outstanding Bar Program: Columbia Room and Rogue 24 

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Tiffany MacIsaac of Birch & Barley

Outstanding Restaurant: Jaleo and Vidalia

Outstanding Service: Marcel's and Komi

Outstanding Wine Program: CityZen and Marcel's

Best Chef, Mid-AtlanticCathal Armstrong, Restaurant EveAnthony Chittum, Iron Gate Spike Gjerde, Woodberry KitchenHaidar Karoum, Proof; Tarver King, The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmCedric Maupillier, Mintwood PlaceVikram Sunderam, Rasika; Cindy Wolf, Charleston

Outstanding RestaurateurAshok Bajaj 

Alex Baldinger is editor of the Going Out Guide blog, which covers food, drink, arts, music, events and other curiosities in the D.C. area. He is forever in search of a great sandwich.
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