Best of the Best

Celebrating the Tastemakers: Austin culinary greats gather at 2013 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards


Culture Map’s 2013 Tastemaker Awards winners
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Linda Phelps, Sophie Saenchaiwong, Chef Paul Petersen, Antoinette Williams and Ted Williams, of the Escoffier School
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Jennifer Chininis and Jessica Baldwin
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Michael Arredondo, Matt Bradfield, James Elder and T. J. Samuelson, all of Ben E Keith Co.
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Uchi Uckiko presents their dish for visitors during the tasting hour
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Kelsey Kidd, Laura Powell, Ally Warren and Alex Taylor
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The congress team Monica Senclair, L. J. Miller, Executive Chef David Bull, Vidal Nunez and Ryann Collier
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Mollie Sharp, Brandon Harris and Scott Ertresvaag
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Scott and Linda McFall, Anja Marie and Sarah Carr
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DJ Miguel Angel
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the team from La Carillon including chef Josh Watkins and pastry chef Plinio Sandalio
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Kim Bacon, Maria Ocampo and Kim Turney
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Kelli Swett and Sheridan Butler
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Culture Map CEO Alyce Alston speaks about the Tastemaker Awards
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acy Rowland accepts the award for Best Craft Bartending on behalf of Drink Well
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Chef Jack Allen and Jessica Dupuy pose for a photo with Jeffrey Stuffings and Ron Extract, of Jester King, which won Best Brewery
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Chef Jack Allen and Jessica Dupuy pose for a photo with Mark Sayre, who won Best Sommieler
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Sarah McIntosh accepts the award for Best New Restaurant on behalf of Epicerie
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Chef Jack Allen and Jessica Dupuy pose for a photo with Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher, who won Best Restaurant for Lenoir
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Chef Jack Allen and Jessica Dupuy pose for a photo with Todd Duplechan, who won Best Chef
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Krista White and Sarah Carr
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Whiskey Shivers performs to close out the night
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Top Austin restaurants and chefs joined CultureMap in a celebration of the culinary and cocktail scene at the second annual CultureMap Tastemaker Awards held at the Driskill Hotel on April 11.

The Winners:

Restaurant: Lenoir

Chef: Todd Duplechan, Lenoir

Pastry Chef: Laura Sawicki,  La Condesa

Sommelier/ Beverage Director: Mark Sayre, Trio

Craft Bartender: Tacy Rowland, Drink.Well.

Brewery: Jester King

Best New Restaurant: Epicerie

CultureMap’s 2013 Tastemaker Awards winners from left: Sarah McIntosh, Tacy Rowland, Mark Sayre, Todd Duplechan, Jessia Maher, Ron Extract and Jeffrey Stuffings.

From left: Linda Phelps, Sophie Saenchaiwong, Chef Paul Petersen, Antoinette Williams and Ted Williams, of the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts.

Jennifer Chininis and Jessica Baldwin of CultureMap Dallas.

From left: Michael Arredondo, Matt Bradfield, James Elder and T. J. Samuelson. All of Ben E Keith Co., a sponsor of the Tastemaker Awards.

Uchi/Uchiko presents an almond mousse dish during tasting hour.

From left: Kelsey Kidd, Laura Powell, Ally Warren and Alex Taylor.

The Congress team. From left, Monica Senclair, L. J. Miller, Executive Chef David Bull, Vidal Nunez and Ryann Collier.

From left: Mollie Sharp, Brandon Harris and Scott Ertresvaag.

From left: Scott and Linda McFall, Anja Marie and Sarah Carr.

DJ Miguel Angel.

The team at The Carillon: Anja Marie from left, Chef Chris Andrews, Executive Chef Josh Watkins, Shayne Weinstein, Pastry Chef Plinio Sandalio and Sarah Carr

From left: Kim Bacon, Maria Ocampo and Kim Turney.

Kelli Swett and Sheridan Butler.

CultureMap CEO Alyce Alston speaks about the Tastemaker Awards.

CultureMap food editor Jessica Dupuy and Craft Bartender winner Tacy Rowland of Drink.Well.

From left: Emcee Jack Allen and Jessica Dupuy pose for a photo with Jeffrey Stuffings and Ron Extract of Jester King, which won the Brewery award.

Jack Allen and Jessica Dupuy pose for a photo with Mark Sayre, winner of Sommelier/Beverage Director.

Sarah McIntosh accepts the award for 2013 people's choice New Restaurant winner, Epicerie.

Jack Allen and Jessica Dupuy pose for a photo with Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher of Lenoir, winner of the 2013 Tastemaker for Restaurant.

Jack Allen and Jessica Dupuy pose for a photo with Todd Duplechan, winner of the 2013 Tastemaker Award for Chef.

Krista White and Sarah Carr.

Whiskey Shivers close out the night with live music and dancing.

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