Thursday, March 6, 2014

Durham NC’s Best Restaurants Recognized by the James Beard Foundation

Please join us in congratulating four of Durham NC’s best restaurants and chefs on their recognition as semifinalists for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards. We know that these nominees are just sample of the incredible restaurants here in Durham, and that they represent a vibrant and delicious food culture which many residents and visitors have come to love. Take the opportunity to try out these nationally recognized cuisine hot spots by booking your stay at our Durham bed and breakfast today!

Parizade Restuarant
The dining room at Parizade

Outstanding Restaurateur: Giorgios Bakatsias, Giorgios Hospitality Group
Giorgios Bakatsias is behind many of Durham NC’s best restaurants including Vin Rouge, Parizade, and the CafĂ© at the Nasher as well some up and coming favorites like Local 22. The fare of these restaurants ranges from Mediterranean to Provencal French, but all express the quality that Bakatsias is known for.

Nana's Menu appeals to all tastes

Best Chef: Scott Howell, Nana's
Nana’s has become a culinary institution here in Durham and is a restaurant that we recommend time and again to our guests. This is because we are confident that those who enjoy an experience at our luxury Durham bed and breakfast will be delighted by an evening at Nana’s. Chef Howell’s talent and sincere passion for his craft is evident in every detail from the menu, to the wine list, to the dining room, and night after night his guests leave satisfied and looking forward to their next trip to Nana’s.

Best Chef: Southeast Matt Kelly, Mateo
Chef Kelly's
Chef Kelly's Mateo offers the perfect social atmosphere
As Chef Kelly’s first solo venture Mateo has become known as the one of the best spots downtown to enjoy a light meal before or after performances at the DPAC or a Durham Bulls game. The eclectic and well curated menu flawlessly combines the Spanish tapas tradition with the staples of Southern cuisine while providing you with an opportunity to sample one of the largest selections of sherry on the east coast.

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Phoebe Lawless, Scratch 
Scratch Bakery
Scratch's fare ranges from breakfast biscuits to lemon chess pie
A former baker and pastry chef at one of Durham’s most revered restaurants, Magnolia Grill, Pheobe Lawless has expanded her talents and passion for food through Scratch Bakery. Located on a quiet side street in downtown Durham Scratch provides the perfect place to stop for a sweet or savory snack to be enjoyed outside in Durham’s warm spring weather.

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

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