Delicious Dish!

| December 1, 2015 | Parties National

THE PARTY The stars of O.C.’s culinary scene shed their chef coats for more formal attire to celebrate this year’s Golden Foodie Awards. They gathered on the patio of the Fairmont Newport Beach, sipping wine and cocktails, and grazing on bites from the likes of Sol Cocina, True Food Kitchen and Wild Goose Tavern. THE GUESTS The list read like a who’s who, with power players such as Food Network’s Simon Majumdar (the master of ceremonies) and KFI’s Neil Saavedra (who took home the award for best food talk radio for The Fork Report) rubbing elbows with the hottest restaurateurs in SoCal (think ARC’s Noah von Blöm, SeaLegs’ Alicia Whitney and Anaheim White House’s Bruno Serato). THE HIGHLIGHTS Majumdar got plenty of chuckles when his Simon Says video showed what happened when a few local chefs pranked diners with fake fancy water and plain hot dogs. And then the winners were revealed. Among them: Social Costa Mesa for best Californian cuisine and best new restaurant, AnQi for best Asian cuisine, and Andrew Sutton for chef of the year. –Photos by Reza Allah-Bakhshi, Luis Esparza and Lisa Renee Photography



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