This morning the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists in the 2012 Restaurant and Chef Awards and Colorado names definitely made the list. The finalists will be announced on March 19 in Las Vegas and livestreamed right here on Eater.
· Outstanding Pastry Chef: Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, Olivéa
· Outstanding Restaurateur: Frank Bonano, Bonano Concepts
· Outstanding Wine Program: Frasca Food and Wine
· Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional: Lance Hansen, Peak Spirits
· Best Chef Southwest: Mark Fischer, Six89
· Best Chef Southwest: Jennifer Jasinski, Rioja
· Best Chef Southwest: Alex Seidel, Fruition