Congratulations to Randall Grahm and David Kinch, two big winners at the James Beard Foundation Awards—the Oscars of the foodie world!
Grahm, “the Willy Wonka of the wine world” and founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard, won Best Beverage Book for Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology. We were delighted to celebrate the launch of this book when Randall stopped by in September for an entertaining book talk and signing, and delicious wine sampling.
Kinch, owner of Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos, was declared Best Chef: Pacific. Those of us who have had the pleasure of dining at Manresa enthusiastically concur. Also, David is a super nice guy. Shouldn’t there be an award for that, too?!