The James Beard Foundation announced the finalists in the 2014 Restaurant and Chef Awards this morning from Chicago, and surprise — not one Vegas chef or restaurant made the list.
Julian Serrano at Picasso at Bellagio was a semifinalist for Outstanding Chef and Picasso was on the long list for Outstanding Wine Program. Las Vegas' only representative on the Best Chef: West semifinalist list, Mitsuo Endo at Aburiya Raku, didn't make the short list cut.
Head over to Eater National, which was nominated for Best Group Food Blog, for the entire list.
· Here Are the 2014 James Beard Awards Finalists [~EN~]
· Meet the JBF Awards Semifinalists from Las Vegas [~ELV~]