SlideshowOur 7 Favorite Bites from the Beards
Last night's James Beard Foundation Awards were memorable for many reasons: the achievements of great chefs, the gathering of food world friends from all across the nation and beyond, and the crazy afterparties at half a dozen classy Manhattan restaurants. (More on those later.)
But in between the ceremony and Daniel Boulud dancing on tables at Eleven Madison Park, there was a phenomenal reception with dozens of seriously accomplished chefs serving up food that was, almost without exception, stunning. Here are our seven favorite bites, in the slideshow above.