RAMMY Awards Honor D.C. Area Culinary Scene

Todd Gray named Chef of the Year

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Over the weekend some of the leaders in Washington's culinary scene took a break from serving up customers to pay tribute to the local talents in this region.

    The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington hosted its annual "RAMMY" Awards Saturday night. It recognizes restaurants, staff and owners in the local food industry.

    Most of the winners are selected by an anonymous panel, but several were chosen by the voting public.

    The 2011 RAMMY Winners:

    Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: The Source by Wolfgang Puck
    Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year: The Tabard Inn
    New Restaurant of the Year: Estadio
    Chef of the Year: Todd Gray, Equinox/Todd’s Watershed
    Pastry Chef of the Year: Tiffany MacIsaac, Neighborhood Restaurant Group
    Rising Culinary Star: Kyle Bailey, Birch & Barley
    Wine Program: Taberna del Alabardero
    Beverage/Mixology Program: Founding Farmers
    Restaurant Manager of the Year: Hans Olson, General Manager, Clyde’s Reston
    Restaurant Employee of the Year: Ryme Lansari, server Cafe Atlantico/minibar by Jose Andres
    Joan Hisaoka Associate Member: Ritz-Carlton

    People's Choice Awards:

    Neighborhood Gathering Place: Ted’s Bulletin
    Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene: Chef Geoff’s Tyson Corner
    Power Spot: Carmine’s
    Public Favorite Restaurant: Carmine’s
    WHERE MAGAZINE Visitors’ Choice Award: Old Ebbitt Grill