Jenn Louis Named Food & Wine Best New Chef 2012
Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:58 PM
The Best New Chef Award honors "talented chefs with a unique culinary vision... who have been in charge of a kitchen for five years or fewer."
The full list of Best New Chef winners:
Erik Anderson & Josh Habiger The Catbird Seat, Nashville, TN
Mario Carbone & Rich Torrisi Torrisi Italian Specialties, New York, NY
Danny Grant RIA, Chicago, IL
Dan Kluger ABC Kitchen, New York, NY
Corey Lee Benu, San Francisco, CA
Jenn Louis Lincoln Restaurant, Portland, OR
Cormac Mahoney Madison Park Conservatory, Seattle, WA
Bryant Ng The Spice Table, Los Angeles, CA
Karen Nicolas Equinox, Washington, DC
Blaine Wetzel The Willows Inn, Lummi Island, WA
Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:01 PM
Louis says there's one thing she's really looking forward to at tonight's ceremony at New York's Liberty Theater: meeting Questlove, drummer for the Roots (better known these days as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon).
"The thing I'm most excited about is that Questlove is going to be there," she says. "He makes fried chicken, and I make fried chicken, and he plays the drums, and I play the drums. Granted he's a much better drummer than I am.
But is your chicken better than his?
"I don't know," Louis replies. "We might have to have a chicken off."