Awards were dished out to the best in Richmond’s restaurant scene on Sunday during the second annual Elby’s at the VMFA.
The event, hosted by Richmond Magazine, honored local restaurants, chefs and owners in ten categories, including best new restaurant, restaurant of the year and chef of the year.
Brandon Fox, Richmond Magazine food editor, was the host for the evening.
Here are this year’s winners:
Fine Dining Restaurant: Lemaire
Upscale Casual: Stella’s
Neighborhood Restaurant: Kuba Kuba
New Restaurant: Deco Ristorante
Cocktail Program: The Roosevelt
Excellence in Service: Wendy Kalif of Bistro Bobette
Rising Culinary Star: Mike Yavorsky of Belmont Food Shop
Chef of the Year: Dale Reitzer of Acacia Mid-town
Restaurateur of the Year: Kendra Feather of Garnett’s, Ipanema and The Roosevelt
Culinary Students of the Year:
Dayna Goodchild at Culinard
Stephanie Louise Boehles at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Jean Marie Kennedy at University of Richmond’s Center for Culinary Arts
Read more about last year’s ceremony here.