The James Beard Awards

By grace.g.yang ยท June 8, 2008
Under: Celebrity Sightings,My Life,UWS

Tonight, I had the honor of attending the James Beard Awards show as a guest of The event is the “Oscars of the food world” and is a huge deal (Kim Cattrall and Bobby Flay were the hosts). Here are some pictures from the night:

Lots of different restaurants set up shop inside Lincoln Center and served special dishes to chefs from around the US.

There were two tables full of cheese (they were all delicious).

People were preparing pasta inside Lincoln Center!!

David Chang won Best Chef NYC, beating out stiff competition. His restaurant, Momofuku Ko, is incredibly difficult to get into (reservations are snatched up in a matter of SECONDS).

Tom Colicchio was nice enough to take a picture with me. Later on in the night, I was sitting in the backseat of a Lexus hybrid that was brought to the event (Lexus was a major sponsor). Two guys were sitting in the front seat and Tom sticks his head in the window and tells us to get the FUCK out of the car (it was HILARIOUS). The two guys were contestants on Top Chef, but I didn’t know their names (oops).

Chris and I had an amazing time and I can’t thank Chris and Jennifer from enough for their generosity!

If you’d like to read the liveblog from the event, check this out. You can also check out the AP writeup of the event, including quotes from Grant Achatz’s speech.

Back to reality :/

EDIT: Chris and Jennifer liveblogged the awards show here.

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