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Southwest James Beard Nominations

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Congratulations to our Southwest James Beard Nominees:

Category: best new restaurant

A restaurant opened in 2005 that already displays excellence in food,

beverage and service, and is likely to make a significant impact in years

to come

Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Resort

Owner: Steve Wynn

Chef: Paul Bartolotta

3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.

Las Vegas, NV 89109

702-770-3305

Joël Robuchon at the Mansion

Owner: MGM Grand

Chef: Joël Robuchon

MGM Grand Resort

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89109

702-891-7925

Category: outstanding wine service award presented by Waterford

A restaurant that displays and encourages excellence in wine service

through a well-presented wine list, knowledgeable staff and efforts to

educate customers about wine. Restaurant must have been in operation at

least five years.

Mary Elaine's at The Phoenician

Sommelier:

Greg Tresner

6000 E. Camelback Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-941-8200

Aureole, Las Vegas

Wine Director:

William Sherer

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89119

702-632-7401

CATEGORY: BEST CHEF: SOUTHWEST

Nobuo Fukuda

Sea Saw

7133 East Stetson Drive

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-481-9463

Carlos Guia

Commander's Palace

3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South #730

Las Vegas, NV 89109

702-892-8272

Bradford Thompson

Mary Elaine's at The Phoenician

6000 E. Camelback Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-941-8200

Category: rising star chef of the year

presented by gallo family vineyards

A chef, age 30 or younger, who displays an impressive talent, and who is

likely to make a significant industry impact in years to come.

Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson

Frasca Food and Wine

1738 Pearl Street

Boulder, CO 80302

303-442-6966

Category: Newspaper Writing On Spirits, Wine or Beer

Stephen Lemons

Phoenix New Times

"Behind The Green Door"

4/7/05

Good Luck,

Molto E


Edited by molto e (log)

Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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I think I can guess, Eliot at least a couple of categories in which you may have some favorites if your posting is any guide. :wink:


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I think I can guess, Eliot at least a couple of categories in which you may have some favorites if your posting is any guide. :wink:

Doc,

I am hoping for the best.

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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Well, I don't think theres any suspense over the Best New Restaurant category. :wink:

Neal,

I think this is the toughest category in all the awards. I think that Bartolotta, Robuchon and Alinea make a very tough choice.

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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There were other Southwest nominees as well!

Cookbook--Food of the Americas category

Peace, Love, and Barbecue

Mike Mills and Amy Mills Tunnicliffe (that's me!)

(We have 3 restaurants in Las Vegas)

Newspaper writing on spirits, wine, or beer

Stephen Lemons

Phoenix New Times

“Behind the Green 4/7/05

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There were other Southwest nominees as well!

Cookbook--Food of the Americas category

Peace, Love, and Barbecue

Mike Mills and Amy Mills Tunnicliffe (that's me!)

(We have 3 restaurants in Las Vegas)

Amy,

I had Stephen Lemons listed as a nominee and I am sorry that I did not list you and your father's book. What are the names of your restaurants in Las Vegas.

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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That's okay! :smile:

It's confusing... In Las Vegas our restuarants are Memphis Championship Barbecue--three locations--and in Southern Illinois (the mothership) we have two 17th Street Bar & Grill locations.

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Very cool Amy! I haven't made it to one of your restaurants yet, but now I'll definitely have to give Memphis Championship a try.

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Thanks, Neil!

Please do give us a try. If you'll let me know in advance I can arrange a special tour.

FYI, though, I won't be on the boards for a few days as I'm headed out of town in just a few minutes.

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Wow, i met your dad in memphis at the MIM conference...nice guy, at that time he was just getting ready to open in Vegas....I am glad to hear that it worked out!

I was the crazy California guy that was getting an MIM sanctioned contest to come to L.A..


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Moo, Cluck, Oink.....they all taste good!

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Very happy to see Chef Lachlan of Frasca up for one!

incredible food...


"cuisine is the greatest form of art to touch a human's instinct" - chairman kaga

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Now that California has its own chef's category, it'll be interesting to see if Arizona's chefs can win in the Best Chef Southwest category.

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Hey, Chris!

Yes, going to Vegas did work out quite nicely! Did you end up getting an MIM contest going in L.A.? We are getting ready to head to Memphis in a few weeks. Always a fun time. If you're ever in Vegas be sure to stop by!

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