The October issue of Bon Appétit unveils the winners of the 11th Annual Bon Appétit Awards. The honors are awarded to the "most inspirational, influential, and innovative" tastemakers in the world of food. The headline honor, Chef of the Year, went to Michael Psilakis, head chef at Manhattan's Anthos, for being the person who "totally reinvented" Greek cuisine. I'm not too surprised by the unveiling, as I met Psilakis at the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. The chef, here with Anthos business partner Donatella Arpaia, has been one of the most talked-about chefs this year.
In the upcoming issue of Bon Appetit magazine — available on newstands September 11, 2007 — the results for the 10th Annual Bon Appetit Awards will be revealed. However, if you can't wait that long I've got the results right here. The awards are given to chefs, writers, and artisans who have changed the way America eats. The main honor, Chef of the Year, is being presented to David Chang of Momofuku in New York. He has "energized a new generation of diners" and "strips away all the nonsense of fine dining." If you recall, 30-year-old Chang was also the winner of the 2007 James Beard Award Rising Star Chef. I've never been to his restaurants, but I know that next time I head out to New York I'll definitely get in line!
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