The creation of fine food and world-class dining combines equal measures of knowledge and creativity. The best chefs know that food doesn’t have to be pretentious to earn a devoted following. Good food nourishes the body and the soul, and DotCom Magazine has named its Top 5 chefs to watch that accomplish those goals.
Owned by Chefs Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer, the restaurant is located at 18 King St. in New York. The eatery features simple, seasonal food on a menu that changes daily. Dishes run the gamut from chili to marinated lobster, all of which are highlighted with influences from Italy and France.
Owned by Chef Kevin Tien, the restaurant is located at 828 Upshur St. NW in Washington, DC. Himitsu is a unique blend of Japanese, Vietnamese and Southern cuisine all rolled into one, along with hints of the chef’s Latin-American cooking experience. His highly stylized menu has earned him a devoted following by those seeking gourmet adventure and individuals seeking comfort food.
Lady of the House
Located at 1426 Bagley in the historic Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, the restaurant is owned by Chef Kate Williams. Lady of the House places special focus on fresh ingredients from Michigan farmers, creativity, and providing an unforgettable dining experience for each customer. Dishes encompass seafood, ham, steak, lamb and fowl, along with sweet house favorites such as potato donuts and Black Forest verrine.
Owned by Chef Michael Gallina, the Vicia is located at 4260 Forest Park Ave. in St. Louis. Ingredients are sourced from local farmers and artisans with a focus on wood-fired cooking. Many of the restaurant’s dishes prominently feature vegetables as the starring role in its unique range of cuisine.
Chef Julia Sullivan opened Henrietta Red at 1200 4th Ave. North in Nashville, offering diners an oyster bar, bar room, sharable plates, fresh seasonal ingredients and contemporary cooking. The restaurant features a wood-burning oven for its flavorful creations and a variety of vegetable forward dishes and a philosophy of renowned hospitality.
A Taste for Every Season
Fine dining can take many forms and DotCom Magazine’s choice of the top 5 chefs to watch pays homage to the chefs, their gourmet creations, and their restaurants. The chefs are all award-winners, are amazing customers and critics with their offerings, and keeping the torch of elegant, world-class cuisine alive in the U.S.