On Feb. 17, two well-known Delaware restaurateurs were honored by the James Beard Foundation during their 25th anniversary awards ceremony.
Dogfish Head founder, Sam Calagione, has been named a semifinalist for the Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional Award. Calagione has been a JBF semifinalist for six years in a row.
To many, this award comes as no shock—Calagione operates much more than a brewery. Along with the Dogfish Head Brewery, you can find Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, a full fledged distillery in Milton, and now, the newest seafood restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, Chesapeake & Maine.
Also on the list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists is a(MUSE.) owner and chef, Hari Cameron. Cameron was recognized as a semifinalist for the Beard Award for Best Chef; Mid Atlantic Region.
The Rehoboth Beach, Del. restaurant uses modern culinary techniques to create food rooted in culinary tradition. a(MUSE.) appears on Yelp’s Best Restaurants in Rehoboth Beach, Del., for their inspired food and drink menu and an extremely helpful chef.
The James Beard Foundation’s list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists were selected from a list of more than 20,000 online entries.
On March 15, JBF will announce the final nominees for all award categories at a San Francisco, California, press conference. On May 2, awards in the Restaurant and Chef and Restaurant Design categories will be distributed, as well as special achievement awards, at the James Beard Awards Gala in Chicago.
To view a complete list of semifinalists, visit jamesbeard.org/awards.
To see more coverage on DFH’s Sam Calagione, visit the following links:
Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton Tops the List for Breweries in the U.S. You Must Visit Before You Die: http://www.delmarvalife.com/delmarvalife/trending/dogfish-head-brewery-in-milton-tops-the-list-for-breweries-in-the-u-s-you-must-visit-before-you-die/
Dogfish Head Black & Blue Makes List of Top 25 Beers in 2015: http://www.delmarvalife.com/delmarvalife/trending/dogfish-head-black-blue-makes-list-of-top-25-beers-in-2015/
To learn more about a(MUSE.) owner, Hari Cameron, follow these links:
a(MUSE.) Restaurant Voted Best Restaurant in Delaware by Business Insider—One on One with Owner Hari Cameron: http://www.delmarvalife.com/delmarvalife/trending/amuse-restaurant-voted-best-restaurant-in-delaware-by-business-insider-one-on-one-with-owner-hari-cameron/
Wild Honey Mushroom Risotto with Chef Hari Cameron of a(MUSE.): http://www.delmarvalife.com/delmarvalife/recipes/wild-honey-mushroom-risotto-with-chef-hari-cameron-of-amuse/