This Sunday The 5th Annual Golden Foodie Awards Will Be Celebrated With Some Of The Hottest Celebrity Chefs and Winemakers In The Nation.

The 5th Annual Golden Foodie Awards to Take Place on September 25th at The Fairmont Newport Beach

 

The 5th annual Golden Foodie Awards will be celebrated with some of the hottest celebrity chefs and wine makers in the nation.  On September 25th at the Fairmont Newport Beach Food Network chefs and the Orange County culinary community will gather for the ultimate celebration of food.  Guests will arrive on the red carpet and enjoy more than 30 tantalizing stations serving delicious food, craft cocktails and premium wines. Once the food and drink reception is over, guests will find their way into the ballroom for the awards ceremony. The ballroom is beautifully decorated with a gorgeous stage and tables overflowing with more glorious bites of cheese, bread, fruits, nuts, chocolates, gourmet desserts and premium wines.

 

Winners of the Golden Foodie Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony. Hosting the event is Simon Majumdar a world renowned broadcaster and author who has dedicated the second half of his time on this planet to fulfill his ambition to “Go Everywhere. Eat Everything.  Once the ceremony has completed guests will join in the after-party under the stars. The speak easy vibe of this after-party will feature cocktails by: Maker’s Mark, Roca Patron, Patron XO Café, Ketel One Vodka and a DCS Liquid Lounge with the Liquid Chef Grilling cocktails. Night bites will be served by Zov’s and Macallan’s. Guests can dance under the stars, enjoy the casino, or sit back and relax in one of the lounges.

 

Celebrities joining the culinary event of the year are: 

  • Simon Majumdar - Golden Foodie Award’s Master of Ceremonies, Food Network personality and Author.
  • Aarti Sequiara -  Food Network host and cookbook author ("Aarti Paarti: An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul").
  • Penny Davidi - Celebrity Chef from Food Network's The Next Food Network Star
  • Marcel Vigneron - Celebrity Chef and restaurateur, was on Top Chef, Top Chef: All Stars, The Next Iron Chef and many more.  He is Owner and Executive Chef of Wolf and Beefsteak.
  • Wing Lam - of Secret Millionaire on ABC and Co-Founder of Wahoo's Fish Taco
  • Neil Saavedra - Host of The Fork Report with Neil Saavedra
  • Stan Frazier - Former drummer of Sugar Ray, restaurateur and won the BBC America reality show, Chef Race, UK vs US
  • Dexter Holland - best known as the singer, rhythm guitarist, and primary songwriter for the punk rock band The Offspring.  His Gringo Bandito hot sauce will be featured at Golden Foodie Awards.  Executive Chef Brian Doherty will be preparing Gringo Bandito rubbed grilled lobster  with hand made tortillas.
  • Nigel Lythgoe OBE PhD – Television and film director and producer and regular judge on So You Think You Can Dance. Nigel’s wine  Villa San-Juliette will be enjoyed at the Golden Foodie Awards

 

The 2016 Golden Foodie Award nominees and presenters are:

 

BEST AMERICAN CUISINE

·THE RANCH

·370 COMMON

·SOCIAL COSTA MESA

Presenting the award: Chef Ashley Guzman and Chef Alan Greeley

 

BEST MEXICAN CUISINE

·COYOTE GRILL

·URBANA

·SOLITA

Presenting the award:  Marcel Vigneron and Judy Walker

 

BEST VEGETARIAN CUISINE

·FALASOPHY

·MEAD'S GREEN DOOR CAFE

·PROVENANCE

Presenting the award: Marcel Vigneron and Judy Walker

 

BARTENDER OF THE YEAR

·GABE WHORLEY - IRONWOOD

·DAVID VALIANTE - SOCIAL COSTA MESA

·JOSE ZEPEDA - HOPSCOTCH TAVERN

Presenting the award:  Tim Sample & Stephen Didsbury

 

BEST PIZZA

·ANGELINA'S PIZZERIA

·TJ'S WOODFIRE PIZZA

·RANCES CHICAGO PIZZA

Presenting the award: Stacy Zeller and Tony Reverditto

 

BEST ITALIAN FOOD

·ANTONELLO RISTORANTE

·PREGO RISTORANTE

·PIZZERIA ORTICA

Presenting the award:  Stacy Zeller and Tony Reverditto

 

BEST FRENCH CUISINE

·MOULIN BISTRO

·PASCAL'S

·BISTRO BLEU

Presenting the award:  Karl Kruger and Danica Dias

 

BEST INDIAN CUISINE

·ROYAL KHYBER

·CLAY OVEN

·NATRAJ CUISINE OF INDIA

Presenting the award:  Karl Kruger and Danica Dias

 

2016 CHEF OF THE YEAR

·CHEF MARK MCDONALD - OLD VINE CAFE

·CHEF ZOV KARAMARDIAN - ZOV'S

·CHEF CARLOS SALGADO - TACO MARIA

Presenting the award:  Chef Michael Rossi & Chef Andrew Sutton

 

2016 PASTRY CHEF OF THE YEAR

·CHEF JORGE SOTELO - NAPA ROSE

·CHEF ASHLEY GUZMAN - IRENIA

·CHEF AMELIA MARNEAU - MARCHE MODERNE

Presenting the award:  Chef Rachel Klemek & Karen Diedrich

 

BEST FOOD INFLUENCER

·OC COMESTIBLES

·GRUB TRIBE

·THE FORK REPORT

Presenting the award:  Andrew Harris and Cathy Thomas

 

BEST BURGER

·BURGER PARLOR

·MICK'S KARMA BAR

·25 DEGREES

Presenting the award:  Anna Grieco & Ashley Richardson

 

BEST BEER SELECTION

·HOPSCOTCH TAVERN

·PROVISIONS MARKET

·GRITS FULLERTON

Presenting the award:  Chef Chris Tzorin and Chef Pacal Olhats

 

BEST MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

·ROSINE'S

·D'VINE

·KENTRO GREEK KITCHEN

Presenting the award: Neil Saavedra & Aarti Sequeira

 

BEST CALIFORNIAN CUISINE

·NAPA ROSE

·SEALEGS

·DRIFTWOOD KITCHEN

Presenting the award: Neil Saavedra & Aarti Sequeira

 

BEST SEAFOOD

·BLUEWATER GRILL

·WATERMAN'S HARBOR

·THE RANCH RESTAURANT

Presenting the award:  Stan Frazier & Chef Geeta Bansal

 

BEST SERVICE AWARD

·VILLA ROMA

·THE WINERY RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

·THE HOBBIT

Presenting the award: Bill Beedie and Penny Davidi

 

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

·SEA SALT

·IRON WOOD

·VACA

Presenting the award:  Wing Lam and Stephane Bombet

 

BEST DESSERT

·MIXED BAKERY

·CUCINA ENOTECA

·ANQI

Presenting the award:  Wing Lam and Stephane Bombet

 

BEST STEAK

·SELANNE STEAK TAVERN

·THE RANCH

·HANNA'S

Presenting the award: Koire Rogers & David Valiante

 

BEST WINE LIST

·THE RANCH

·THE WINERY RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR

·CUCINA ENOTECA

Presenting the award: Michael Jordon and Charlie Plummer

 

BEST COCKTAILS

·ARC

·HOPSCOTCH

·MACALLANS

Presenting the award:  Nick Ortega & Jennifer Muenzenmayer

 

BEST ASIAN CUSINE

·STARFISH

·ANQI

·KRAVE CONTEMPORARY ASIAN FUSION

Presenting the award:  Dennis Kuhl & Greer Wylder

 

BEST SUSHI

·BLUEFIN

·HAMAMORI

·TEN ASIAN BISTRO

Presenting the award:  Dennis Kuhl & Greer Wylder

 

Home of the Golden Foodie Awards, the Fairmont Newport Beach

Guests that would like to further their “Golden” experience can book a stay at the Fairmont Newport Beach. The hotel has put together a package that includes:  Overnight accommodations in your choice of one of the various luxury rooms or suites,  Featured Golden Foodie Award Cocktail in AVO Bar + Restaurant for Two,  GFA Specialty Amenity and  Complimentary valet parking.

 

About Fairmont Newport Beach

Nestled in the center of coastal Orange County and located just a stone's throw away from John Wayne/Orange County Airport, Fairmont Newport Beach is truly at the center of it all. Offering 440 luxuriously appointed rooms, including 54 exquisite suites, the hotel also features a roof-top pool complete with cabanas; a state-of-the-art fitness facility; a spa and salon; over 45,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space; and award-winning dining at Citrus.  For more information or for reservations, please call 1.949-476-2001 or 1.800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com/newport-beach. ;

 

Golden Foodie Awards would like to thank its sponsors:

Fairmont Newport Beach, Fisher & Paykel, DCS, Melissa’s Produce, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, Orange Coast Magazine, Los Angeles Times, 95.5 KLOS, Ketel One Vodka, VOSS artisan water from Norway, Maker's Mark, Roca Patrón, Kean Coffee, Code Four, Sadie Rose Baking Company, Aloha POS, Pommery Champagne, Awesome Casino Events, Sweet Salvage Rentals and Greer’s 

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