James Beard Awards 2005 announced May 2nd
Nominees were announced about one month ago, and award winners were announced at the ceremony and reception on May 2nd. See link for list of nominees w/ stars next to winners. Some include photos and clips of acceptance speech. Note the extensive dinner menu on the left margin. Sounds like an amazing dinner.
Breezing through, I noted: Mario Batali won All-Clad best chef; Jonathan Gold for journalism piece; Per Se for best new restaurant. Batali (in snazzy bow tie) looked gratefully emotional during his speech. No picture of J. Gold (darn!). Per Se was not a surprise.
Looks like one can buy a ticket to attend the dinner. Did any hounds attend the Oscars of the food world this year? Just curious...