Winners to be announced during live broadcast at Kapalua Wine & Food Festival next week
LOS ANGELES, CA – CRN Digital Talk Radio has announced the nominees for the network’s second annual Food & Wine Awards.
CRN President & CEO Michael J. Horn and CRN personality Michael Jordan – known as the “Sommelier of the People” – will announce the winners during a live broadcast of the “What’s Cookin’ on Wine” show at the 33rd Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, taking place June 12-15 at the Kapalua Resort in Hawaii.
Voting is open to the public, who can cast ballots online at CRNTalk.com. Polls close on Thursday, June 12.
“From restaurants in New York and New Orleans to a chef and sommeliers in Hawaii – and several other locations in between – the CRN Food & Wine Awards nominee roster spans the entire country,” Horn noted Thursday. “When you think about it, that’s about 5000 miles of culinary and wine excellence we’re celebrating.”
The complete list of nominees is printed below.
Winemaker of the Year:
Michael Browne: Kosta Browne Winery
Robert Cabral: Williams Selyem
Jeff Pisoni: Pisoni Vineyards
Chris Carpenter: Cardinale/Lokoya
Tobin James: Tobin James Cellars
Chef of the Year:
Dean Fearing: Fearing’s Restaurant – Dallas, TX
Charlie Palmer: Dry Creek Kitchen – Healdsburg, CA
William Bloxom-Carter: The Playboy Mansion – Los Angeles, CA
Alan Wong: Alan Wong’s Restaurant – Honolulu, HI
Michael Chiarello: Bottega – Napa Valley, CA
Restaurant of the Year:
Zimzala: Huntington Beach, CA
Restaurant R’esolution: New Orleans, LA
Stonehill Tavern: Monarch Beach Resort – Dana Point, CA
Rao’s: New York, NY
The Eatery Restaurant: Pasadena, CA
Sommelier of the Year:
Troy Smith: Montage, Laguna Beach, CA
Kevin Toyama: La Mer – Honolulu, HI
Mark Shishido: Alan Wong’s Restaurant – Honolulu, HI
Keith Goldston: Range – Washington, D.C.
Larry Van Aalst – Wine Educator, Sonoma, CA
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