Mr. Delicious (or so Bill Taibe's shirt read at the most recent Souterrain) has landed himself a nomination from The James Beard Foundation for "Best Chef Northeast." Taibe was the only Connecticut nominee in the "Best Chef: Northeast" category.
The James Beard Foundation Awards have been deemed “the Oscars of the food world,” by Time magazine, and are the country’s most coveted honor for chefs, as well as food and beverage professionals. Final nominees will be announced at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland on March 21 and simultaneously live via the Foundation's Twitter page, @beardfoundation.
Winners will be celebrated at a gala event in New York City on May 9. For more information or to view the complete list of award categories and semifinalists, go to James Beard Foundation Awards at jamesbeard.org.