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emeril_lagrasse_beard_tribute_072311_nyreblog_com_.jpgHonoring Emeril Lagasse

A beloved chef, Emeril Lagasse made cooking and good food fun with his popular TV show Emeril Live. In addition to this success, Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 12 restaurants and the author of 15 cookbooks. We are thrilled to honor this talented culinarian at this year's Chefs & Champagne for his contributions not only to the world of food, but also for his dedication to educational programs that help young people discover the wonders of the culinary arts. "What an honor to be recognized by the James Beard Foundation," said Emeril Lagasse. "I am looking forward to being part of such an incredible event, among exceptional colleagues, and most importantly, where the fundraising will be dedicated to supporting students' culinary education."

Chefs & Champagne® New York is the James Beard Foundation's annual summer tasting party. It features flowing Champagne, the wines of Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Stella Artois beers, and culinary offerings from a select group of more than 30 fine chefs, many from JBF Award-winning restaurants. The 2011 recipient of the Christian Wölffer Scholarship for wine and food studies will also be announced.

Scott Anderson
Elements/ Princeton, NJ

Wolfgang Ban Edi & the Wolf and Seäsonal/ NYC

Jeremy Bearman Rouge Tomate/ NYC

Matteo Bergamini SD26/ NYC

JBF Award Winner Daniel Boulud Daniel/ NYC

James Carpenter
The Living Room/ East Hampton, NY

Cliff Crooks BLT Steak/ NYC

Jeremy Culver Fulton/ NYC

Roberto Deiaco Armani Ristorante/ NYC

John Doherty Certified Angus Beef® Ambassador

Marc Forgione Marc Forgione/ NYC

Shea Gallante Ciano/ NYC

JBF Award Winner Michael Ginor Lola/ Great Neck, NY

Richard Grenamyer The Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar/ Jacksonville, FL

Sam Hazen Veritas/ NYC

Kerry Heffernan South Gate at Jumeirah Essex House/ NYC

Pastry Chef Marin Howard Tina Cocolina: Queen of the Cupcakes

Sara Jenkins Porchetta and Porsena/ NYC

Elizabeth Karmel Hill Country Barbecue and Hill Country Chicken/ NYC

Jim Leiken DBGB Kitchen & Bar/ NYC

Maria Loi Loi/ NYC

JBF Award Winner Keith Luce Luce & Hawkins/ Jamesport, NY

Pastry Chef Jennifer McCoy Craft/ NYC
Jeremy McMillan
Bedford Post Inn/ Bedford, NY

Jehangir Mehta Graffiti and Mehtaphor/ NYC

George Mendes Aldea/ NYC

Spencer Minch Emeril's Delmonico/ New Orleans

Pastry Chef Ghaya F. Oliveira Épicerie Boulud/ NYC

Sisha Ortuzar Riverpark/ NYC

JBF Award Winner David Pasternack Esca/ NYC

Pastry Chef Derek Poirier
Valrhona Chocolate

George Reid Aleta Restaurant at Viceroy Hotel/ Anguilla, British West Indies

Guy Reuge Mirabelle at Three Village Inn/ Stony Brook, NY;

JBF Award Winner Michel Richard and Mark Bucher We've Got Balls/ Washington, D.C.

Missy Robbins A Voce/ NYC

JBF Award Winner Marcus Samuelsson
The Blue Parrot/ East Hampton, NY; and Red Rooster Harlem/ NYC

Tim Sullivan The Café Collection at Great Performances/ NYC

Michael Toscano Manzo at Eataly/ NYC

Matthew Weingarten Inside Park at St. Bart's/ NYC

Michael Weisshaupt Restaurant Latour Crystal Springs Resort/ Hamburg, NJ

Pastry Chef Zac Young Flex Mussels/ NYC

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Gold Peak Tea
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Plum Networks
Royal Cup Coffee
Stella Artois
Winston Churchill
Wolffer Estate Vineyard
WVVH-Hamptons TV


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