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FOOD & WINE’s Best New Chefs 2012
Benu is one of FOOD & WINE’s Best New Chefs 2012.

1. Benu

7.9
22 Hawthorne St (at Howard St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · SoMa · 94 tips y reseñas

Food & WineFood & Wine: Chef Corey Lee combines Asian-inspired flavors to create dishes like his must-try faux shark’s-fin soup. He loves to work with unusual ingredients, like pine needles from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Leer más.

Spice Table is one of FOOD & WINE’s Best New Chefs 2012.

2. Spice Table

114 S Central Ave (at E 1st St), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante vietnamita · Little Tokyo · 59 tips y reseñas

Food & WineFood & Wine: Chef Bryant Ng “caught the bug to cook” while growing up washing dishes at his parents’ Chinese-American restaurant. His lightly fried cauliflower with turmeric and fiery fish sauce is a hit. Leer más.

Madison Park Conservatory is one of FOOD & WINE’s Best New Chefs 2012.

3. Madison Park Conservatory

1927 43rd Ave E, Seattle, WA
Restaurante · Madison Park · 25 tips y reseñas

Food & WineFood & Wine: Protégé of Best New Chef ’07 Matthew Dillon, chef Cormac Mahoney has made a name for himself in the Northwest food scene with standout dishes like smoked clam risotto with uni butter. Leer más.

The Willows Inn is one of FOOD & WINE’s Best New Chefs 2012.

4. The Willows Inn

8.9
2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA
Hotel · 13 tips y reseñas

Food & WineFood & Wine: Delectable dishes like prawns with leeks, mussels and toasted bread (if you’re so lucky, as it is seasonally available) draw diners out to this little island, where chef Blain Wetzel works his magic. Leer más.

Lincoln Restaurant is one of FOOD & WINE’s Best New Chefs 2012.

5. Lincoln Restaurant

3808 N Williams Ave (at NE Failing), Portland, OR
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · 19 tips y reseñas

Food & WineFood & Wine: Chef Jenn Louis attributes her minimalist approach to delicious menu items like baked eggs with cream, castelvetrano olives and herbed bread crumbs to her days cooking for the staff at Outward Bound. Leer más.

ABC Kitchen is one of FOOD & WINE’s Best New Chefs 2012.

6. ABC Kitchen

9.2
35 E 18th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S), Nueva York, NY
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · Flatiron District · 721 tips y reseñas

Food & WineFood & Wine: Chef Dan Kluger met boss Jean-Georges Vongrichten at the Union Square farmers’ market, where he buys local ingredients for his sustainable menu. The farfalle with kasha and veal meatballs is perfect. Leer más.

Torrisi Italian Specialties is one of FOOD & WINE’s Best New Chefs 2012.

7. Torrisi Italian Specialties

250 Mulberry St (at Prince St), Nueva York, NY
Restaurante italiano · NoLita · 140 tips y reseñas

Food & WineFood & Wine: Their backgrounds are Italian, but chefs Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone insist on using domestic ingredients. The must-try dish here, per availability, is the island duck with mulberry mustard. Leer más.

Equinox is one of FOOD & WINE’s Best New Chefs 2012.

8. Equinox

7.8
818 Connecticut Ave NW (at 17th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Restaurante americano · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 34 tips y reseñas

Food & WineFood & Wine: Chef Karen Nicolas’s savory chestnut flan with roasted porcini mushrooms, coffee syrup and coffee soil is one example of how she is shaking up this iconic DC power restaurant with creative touches. Leer más.

Ria is one of FOOD & WINE’s Best New Chefs 2012.

9. Ria

11 E Walton St (3rd floor, Waldorf Astoria Chicago), Chicago, IL
Restaurante · Near North Side · 5 tips y reseñas

Food & WineFood & Wine: Chef Danny Grant calls Best New Chef ‘03 Bruce Sherman his mentor. At Ria he cultivates subtle yet complex flavor combinations in dishes like his popular rabbit terrine with carrot, turnip and potato. Leer más.

Catbird Seat is one of FOOD & WINE’s Best New Chefs 2012.

10. Catbird Seat

8.1
1711 Division St, Nashville, TN
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · 20 tips y reseñas

Food & WineFood & Wine: Those lucky enough to try the seasonally available, supercrispy chicken—brushed with sorghum and seasoned with paprika—will be thrilled with the work of chefs Erik Anderson and Josh Habiger. Leer más.