The James Beard Foundation has released the names of the their 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award nominees. Virginia is well represented.
Best New Restaurant
The Alley Light, Charlottesville, VA
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Peter Chang, Peter Chang China Café, Glen Allen, VA
Lee Gregory, The Roosevelt, Richmond, VA
Tarver King, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, Lovettsville, VA
Dale Reitzer, Acacia, Richmond, VA
Angelo Vangelopoulos, The Ivy Inn, Charlottesville, VA
Outstanding Pastry Chef
Caitlin Dysart, 2941, Falls Church, VA
Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Diane Flynt, Foggy Ridge Cider, Dugspur, VA
Congratulations to all the nominees.