The semifinalists for the James Beard Awards, arguably the top awards given to restaurants, chefs and other involved in the food world, were recently announced, and the owners of two of Lafayette’s restaurants were named.
The owner of Yankee Pier, Michael Dellar of the Lark Creek Restaurant Group, is a semifinalist for the outstanding restaurateur award. Another semifinalist for the outstanding restaurateur award is Tim Stannard of the Bacchus Management Group, which owns Pizza Antica.
A total of 20 semifinalists were selected in each category. Finalists for the James Beard Awards will be announced on March 22. Winners will be selected on May 3.