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DC chef takes home James Beard Award

Streetsense's design for The Dabney (122 Blagden Alley NW) emulates a colonial home, lending a refined yet relaxed, intimate feeling. "It feels like you’re at someone’s kitchen," Jason Maringola said. (Courtesy Streetsense/Greg Powers)

WASHINGTON — Jeremiah Langhorne, executive chef at The Dabney, took home the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic at Monday night’s awards ceremony in Chicago.

Two other local chefs, Amy Brandwein of Centrolina and Tom Cunanan of Bad Saint, joined him as finalists in the category. Kevin Tien of D.C.’s Himitsu was also there as a finalist in the category of Rising Star Chef of the Year, as was José Andrés, who was recognized with the James Beard 2018 Humanitarian of the Year award.

The Best New Restaurant award was presented to Seattle’s JuneBaby, and Gabrielle Hamilton of New York’s Prune restaurant took home the award for Outstanding Chef. The James Beard Awards are considered one of the highest forms of recognition in the food industry.

Watch José Andrés’ acceptance speech below:



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