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