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Winners Announced at the 2013 Golden Foodie Awards

x_MG_7425It was a fabulous evening of fantastic food, creative cocktails and the presentation of 27 awards at the 2nd annual Golden Foodie Awards, presented by the OC Restaurant Association September 29 at The Fairmont Newport Beach. This annual event celebrated and recognized outstanding OC chefs and restaurants.

The event began with a gold carpet entrance followed by food stations from many of the Golden Foodie nominees, and libations by Patron, Chambord and others.

And then there were the awards, presented by such notable names as Heather Dubrow and Vicki Gunvalson from The Real Housewives of Orange County, Wing Lam of Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Stan Frazier (drummer for Sugar Ray), Real Housewives creator and executive producer Scott Dunlop, and many more.

The Off the Menu OC team was there, and we had a terrific time talking with chefs and restaurateurs, and catching up with fellow food writers.

So…who took home a Golden Foodie statuette?

Here is the list of nominees, with the winner in bold italics.

 

Best Mixologist:

Dave Castillo, 320 Main

Koire Rogers, Arc Food & Libations

Forrest Taylor, Scott’s Restaurant & Bar

 

Best Happy Hour:

Mozambique Restaurant

Wildfish Seafood Grille

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar

 

Best Cocktails:

Hopscotch

320 Main

Uva Bar

 

Indian Cuisine:

Clay Oven

Royal Khyber

Tamarind of London

 

Best Seafood:

House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer

Slapfish

Wildfish Seafood Grille

 

Best Asian Cuisine:

AnQi by Crustacean

Bamboo Bistro

Bluefin Sushi

 

Best Sushi:

Bluefin Sushi

Riptide Rockin’ Sushi

Sushi Noguchi

 

Best Burger:

Deemer’s Grill

Mick’s Karma Bar

Slater’s 50/50

 

Best Beer:

Hopscotch

Provisions Market

Slater’s 50/50

 

Best Mediterranean:

Kentro Greek Kitchen

LUCCA Cafe

Zov’s Bistro

 

Best Pizza:

Fuoco PIzzeria

Il Dolce Pizzeria

Pizzeria Ortica

 

Best Italian Cuisine:

Anaheim White House

Antonello’s Ristorante

Bruno’s Trattoria

 

Best Food Writer:

Anita Lau

Cathy Thomas

Minerva Thai

 

Best Vegetarian Cuisine:

118 Degrees

Seabirds

True Food Kitchen

 

Best Steak:

Maro Wood Grill

The Ranch Restaurant

Steakhouse 55

 

Best Mexican Cuisine:

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen

The Matador

Sol Cocina

 

Best Tacos:

Javier’s

Mi Casa

Sol Cocina

 

Best French Cuisine:

Brasserie Pascal

Marche Moderne

Pinot Provence

 

Best Wine List:

The Ranch Restaurant

SeaLegs Wine Bar

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar

 

Best Californian Cuisine:

SeaLegs Wine Bar

Tabu Grill

Two 40 South

 

Best American Cuisine:

Bistango

The Ranch Restaurant

Savannah Chop House

 

Superior Service:

Anaheim White House

Mesa

Villa Roma

 

Most Delicious Dessert:

Maro Wood Grill – Banana Bread Pudding

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen – Beignets

LUCCA –  S’mores in a Jar

 

Best New Restaurant:

Arc Food & Libations

Bruno’s Trattoria

SeaLegs Wine Bar

 

Golden Pastry Chef:

Chef Amelia Marneau, Marche Moderne

Chef David Rossi, The Ranch Restaurant

Chef Rachel Klemek, Blackmarket Bakery

 

Golden Chef Award:

Chef Alan Greeley, Golden Truffle

Chef Michael Rossi, The Ranch Restaurant

Chef Yvon Goetz, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar

 

For more information on the Golden Foodie Awards, visit http://goldenfoodieawards.com or http://facebook.com/goldenfoodieawards. To view photos of the event, visit the Off the Menu OC facebook page: Facebook.com/OffTheMenuOC 

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