Friday, February 24, 2012

james beard foundation 2012 semifinalists

jen + i wanted to say congratulations to our dear friend greg hardesty.  greg is a huge part of why i am as passionate about cooking as i am, and more importantly he is a dear friend.  i credit a huge part of my cooking to the philosophy of this indiana chef.  a way overdue nod to a chef who has pioneered the indianapolis fine dining scene for the last 14 years.  if you ever find yourself in indy be sure to stop into his restaurants, recess and room four,  for some of the best indy has to offer.  congratulations old friend!

we would also like to say congratulations to atlanta's own huge acheson of empire state south and billy allin of our favorite atlanta restaurant, cakes and ale for best chef semifinalist southeast!