The American Food Association, the hosting organization for the Global Cuisine Awards (GCA), has announced their Committee Chairman for this year’s award show, Chef Neal Fraser. Chef Fraser began his professional culinary career at the age of 20 and now owns multiple renowned restaurants in Los Angeles with his business partner and wife Amy Knoll Fraser, including Redbird and Fritzi Coop. The 2nd Global Cuisine Awards will be held at Chef Fraser’s special events and performing arts venue Vibiana located in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
Chairman Fraser has been working with the 12 GCA Committee members to narrow down the nominated restaurants list from 7 to 5 in each category. The public can start voting on these 5 nominees on both Global Cuisine Awards website and Yamibuy Website on Monday, October 15th, 2018 for the chance to win luxury raffle prizes including 3 iPhoneXS, 10 Nintendo Switch Gaming Consoles, and free tickets to the Global Cuisine Awards.
The Top 5 Nominees for each category are:
Best American Restaurant: Animal, A.O.C., Rustic Canyon, The Tasting Kitchen, and Otium;
Best Chinese Restaurant: Bistro Na's 那家小馆, Chengdu Taste 滋味成都, Din Tai Fung 鼎泰丰, HaiDiLao Hotpot 海底捞, Shancheng Lameizi 山城辣妹子;
Best French Restaurant: L'Assiette Steak Frites, Marvin, Mélisse, République, Trois Mec;
Best Italian Restaurant: Cal Mare, Osteria La Buca, Scopa Italian Roots, Sotto, Uovo;
Best Japanese Restaurant: Izakaya Gazen, Marugame Monzo, Matsuhisa, Sushi Ginza Onodera, Urasawa;
Best Korean Restaurant: Genwa Korean BBQ, Kang Ho-Dong Baekjeong, Master Ha, Soowon Galbi, Sulga Jinju Gom Tang House of Beef Soup;
Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: Bavel, Farsi Cafe, Kaban Persian Restaurant, Kismet, Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine;
Best Restaurant Design: Catch LA, Commissary at Line Hotel, Herringbone, Rocksugar, Rossoblu;
Best Seafood Restaurant: Bottlefish, Connie & Ted's, Fishing with Dynamite, Son of a Gun, Providence;
Best Southeast Asian Restaurant: Cassia, Little Sister, Nong La Café, Pa ord Noodle, Pho Saigon Pearl;
Best Steakhouse: Baltaire, BOA Steakhouse, Gwen, Mastro's Ocean Club, Nick + Stef's Steakhouse;
Chef of the Year: Antonia Lofaso, Curtis Stone, Josiah Citrin, Marcel Vigneron, Phillip Frankland Lee;
Lifetime Achievement Award: Gordon Ramsay, Nancy Silverton, Niki Nakayama, Nobu Matsuhisa, Wolfgang Puck;
Restaurant of the Moment: A Food Affair, Faith & Flower, Marugame Monzo, Rosaline, Vespertine;
Restaurant of the Year: Broken Spanish, Rustic Canyon, Jon & Vinny's, Perch, Running Goose;
Outstanding Culinary Tradition: Anarkali Indian Restaurant, Little Next Door, Meals by Genet, Musso & Frank, Tara's Himalayan Cuisine
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