Hey, remember in February when we were so excited about the plethora of Boston-area chefs on the longlist of potential nominees for Beard Awards? Yeah, about that…on Monday, the shortlist of nominees (also known as “the actual nominees”) was announced and somehow, the Hub suffered quite a blow. While Boston-area chefs and restaurants received thirteen nods on the longlist, the shortlist contains a mere three.
While we offer our very sincere congratulations to Patrick Connolly of Radius, Michael Leviton of Lumiere, and Marc Orfaly of Pigalle, we’re a little sad that talented food folk like Oleana’s pastry chef Maura Kilpatrick and restaurateur par excellence Christopher Meyers got the shaft. Oh well. If there’s one creed we Bostonians hold sacred, it’s this one: next year will be our year.