Wednesday, January 27, 2010
SPUR CHEFS HONORED WITH TOP RISING CHEF STATUS BY GAYOT
Five, Make that Six, Chefs Chosen Nationally for the Award.
The Chefs of Spur got the nod from industry leader Gayot publications tonight, being designated together as "one" of the country's Top Five Rising Chefs.
Gayot just announced, "While their peers were partying and procrastinating, these chefs kept their eyes on the culinary prize and paid their dues at an early age. As a result, they are now top chefs at restaurants across the country before their thirtieth birthdays. This year, we have actually discovered six talented young professionals, as two of them form a powerful pair despite their tender years. Look for these half-dozen chefs to continue their culinary careers as top toques in restaurants near you, as well as on television."
Highlights of the editor's review read, "The fresh, creative menu by chef-owners Brian McCracken and Dana Tough stretches culinary boundaries and appeals to adventurous palates with bold, concentrated flavors and surprising textures."
Also included in Gayot's Top Rising Chef line up with Spur's McCracken and Tough were Kevin Gillespie of Top Chef Season 6 fame and Woodfire Grill (Atlanta), Summer Genetti of Palace (Cincinatti), Daniel Giusti of 1789 Restaurant (D.C.), and Sylvain Delpique of David Burke Townhouse (New York). Read about the awards at Top Rising Chefs Best New Chefs in the U.S. Restaurant Issue Gayot: http://www.gayot.com/restaurants/spur-seattle-wa-98121_25se081101.html
photo by Kristin Zwiers.