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.
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.