Culinary Crown

| December 17, 2014 | Parties

It’s an event that’s become a hallmark of Orange County’s thriving restaurant scene, and it honors those places and faces who are synonymous with, well, good taste. We are, of course, talking about the third annual Golden Foodie Awards at the Fairmont Newport Beach. The evening began on the candlelit patio, where epicureans rubbed elbows with celebrity gourmands Simon Majumdar (you’ll know him from the Food Network), Wing Lam and Ed Lee (both of Wahoo’s Fish Taco fame), and sampled bites of wontons topped with Tahitian yellowfin tuna before heading into the ballroom for the main event. There were sweet golden-themed snacks to enjoy while honors were doled out in 26 categories: SeaLegs Wine Bar stole the title of Best Cali Cuisine for the third year in a row; Selanne Steak Tavern landed the Best Steak accolade (what else?); and The Ranch’s Michael Rossi was crowned this year’s Golden Chef. Now that’s the Midas touch! –Photos by Reza Allah-Bakhshi


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