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James Beard Awards Semifinalists Announced

Las Vegas now has some of the deepest and best kitchen talent in the world here, and the Oscars of the food world, are finally paying attention, according to food critic John Curtas.

The James Beard Awards announced their semifinalists last Friday, and Las Vegas scored ten nominations. See the list below.

RAKU

RAKU

Nation's Best New Restaurant: Mitsuo Endo
RAKU
5030 W. Spring Mountain Rd. #2 Las Vegas, NV 89146
702.367.3511


Lotus of Siam

Lotus of Siam

Best Chef Southwest
Lotus of Siam: Saipin Chutima
Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare: Paul Bartolotta
Joel Robuchon: Claude Le Tohic

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Lotus of Siam

Picasso

Outstanding Wine Service
Picasso


Lotus of Siam

Le Cirque

Outstanding Service
Le Cirque
NobHill Tavern


Nora's Cuisine

Michael Mina

Best Pastry Chef
Joel Robuchon and L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon: Kamel Guechida
Restaurant Charlie: Vannessa Garcia
Michael Mina: Sarah Kosikowski



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