Global Cuisine Awards

The 2nd Global Cuisine Awards Celebrated the Top Chefs & Restaurants of Los Angeles

Sixteen restaurants accepted Global Cuisine Awards for excellence in the culinary arts

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Hosted by Leiti Hsu of Word of Mouth, the 2nd Global Cuisine Awards were held on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 from 11am to 2pm at Vibiana, in Downtown Los Angeles. Chefs, restaurateurs, press and industry insiders gathered together to celebrate the best of the Los Angeles’ dining scene.

The GCA Committee Chairman, Chef Neal Fraser, shared his excitement surrounding this event that provided the culinary industry an opportunity to connect and celebrate culinary excellence in his opening remarks. Presenters included Zach Brooks of Smorgasburg LA, Jayson Portman of sbe, Ben and Lisa Waters of L.A. Foodie, Devrin Jeck the Consul General of Malaysia, actor Matthew Knowles and award-winning actress Aurora Ouyang. Guests at the awards show enjoyed a special three course menu, crafted by Chef Neal Fraser. Entertainment included special performances by The Fresh Rhythm and famed Chinese magician Conan Liu. The La La Noodle sponsored event was presented by the American Food Association and Global Talents Media Group in partnership with Lansion Media and Chef Neal Fraser and represented by United Talent Agency.

The Winners of the 2nd Global Cuisine Awards are:

Best Chinese Restaurant:

Chengdu Taste - Winner

Bistro Na’s

Din Tai Fung

HaiDiLao Hotpot

Shancheng Lameizi

 

Best French Restaurant:

Mélisse - Winner

L’Assiette Steak Frites

Marvin

République

Trois Mec

 

Best Italian Restaurant:

Sotto - Winner

Cal Mare

Osteria La Buca

Scopa Italian Roots

Uovo

 

Best Japanese Restaurant:

Sushi Ginza Onodera - Winner

Izakaya Gazen

Marugame Monzo

Matsuhisa

Urasawa

 

Best Korean Restaurant:

Genwa Korean BBQ - Winner

Kang Ho-Dong Baekieong

Master Ha

Soowon Galbi

Sulga Jinju Gom Tang House of Beef Soup

 

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant:

Kaban Persian Restaurant - Winner

Bavel

Farsi Cafe

Kismet

Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine

 

Best New American Restaurant:

Animal - Winner

A.O.C.

Rustic Canyon

The Tasting Kitchen

Otium

 

Best Restaurant Design:

Catch LA - Winner

Herringbone

Openaire

Rocksugar

Rossoblu

       

Best Seafood Restaurant:

Fishing with Dynamite - Winner

Bottlefish

Connie & Ted’s

Son of a Gun

Providence

 

Best Southeast Asian Restaurant:

Pho Saigon Pearl - Winner

Cassia

Little Sister

Nong La Cafe

Pa Ord Noodle

 

Best Steakhouse:

BOA Steakhouse - Winner

Baltaire

Gwen

Mastro’s Ocean Club

Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse

 

Chef of the Year:

Phillip Frankland Lee - Winner

Antonia Lofaso

Curtis Stone

Josiah Citrin

Marcel Vigneron

 

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Curtis Stone - Winner

Nancy Silverton

Niki Nakayama

Nobu Matsuhisa

Wolfgang Puck

 

Restaurant of the Moment:

Marugame Monzo - Winner

A Food Affair

Faith & Flower

Rosaliné

Vespertine

 

Restaurant of the Year:

Broken Spanish - Winner

Jon & Vinny’s

Perch

Running Goose

Rustic Canyon

 

Outstanding Culinary Tradition:

Musso & Frank Grill - Winner

Anarkali Indian Restaurant

Little Next Door

Meals by Genet

Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine

The Global Cuisine Awards honor top restaurants from around the world and promote the world’s culinary cultures and the cities that best represent the ever-diversifying food landscape. The committee has decided to focus on Los Angeles for the 2nd Global Cuisine Awards. The GCA committee members evaluate every aspect of Los Angeles’ top restaurants, utilizing the group’s diverse professional and culinary experiences as a foundation.



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