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Winners of the 2015 Golden Foodie Awards
Golden Foodie Awards Stage

Winners of the 2015 Golden Foodie Awards

Winners of the Golden Foodie Awards

Golden Foodie Awards Stage

Golden Foodie Awards Stage

For the 4th year, the Golden Foodie Awards has recognized some of Orange County’s best restaurants, chefs, bartenders .  The golden foodie awards allows the public to nominate and vote for their favorites like best wine list, best sushi, and best steak. A couple of the categories are nominated and voted by the Golden Foodie Awards guild, like best chef.
Golden Foodie Awards Show Best Chef Winner Andrew Sutton, Best Steak Winner Michael Rossi from The Ranch and Master Sommelier Michael Jordan

Golden Foodie Awards Show Best Chef Winner Andrew Sutton, Best Steak Winner Michael Rossi from The Ranch and Master Sommelier Michael Jordan

Winners of the awards are given a Golden Foodie Statue, which is made with pewter and plated in 14k gold. They are heavy and look like the Oscars. The winners proudly display their awards at their restaurants. This is a premiere award that has been improving in reputation and notoriety every year.  This food blogger will note that the award ceremony has hit a positive tipping point for both legitimacy and recognition. Expect bigger things to come in coming years. 
Golden Foodie Awards Tom with Best French Cuisine Winner Chef Pascal Oihoots from Pascal

Golden Foodie Awards Tom with Best French Cuisine Winner Chef Pascal Oihoots from Pascal in San Juan Capistrano

Winners of the 2015 G0lden Foodie Awards

Best Cocktails: The Blind Rabbit 
Bartender of the Year 2015: Alex Filkins, Wild Goose Tavern
Best Food Talk Radio: The Fork Report with Neil Saavedra
Best Food Writer: Cathy Thomas
Best Sushi: Hamamori Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Best Dessert: Maro Wood Grill
Best Service Award: Anaheim White House
Best Indian Cuisine: Adya
Best Mexican Cuisine: Taco Maria
Best Italian Cuisine: Brunos Italian Kitchen
Best French Cuisine: Pascal’s San Juan Capistrano
Best Asian Cuisine: AnQi
Best Mediterranean Cuisine: LUCCA
Best Vegetarian Cuisine: Provenance
Best Beer: Haven Gastropub
Best Wine: Selanne Steak Tavern
Best Pizza: Brick Pizzeria
Best Steak: The Ranch Restaurant
Best Burger: Mick’s Karma Bar
Best Californian Cuisine: SOCIAL Costa Mesa
Best Seafood: Scott’s Restaurant and Bar
Best New Restaurant: SOCIAL Costa Mesa
Pastry Chef of the Year: Chef Ashley Guzman
Chef of the Year: Chef Andrew Sutton

Images from the 2015 Golden Foodie Awards

Golden Foodie Awards Roca Cocktail

Roca Patron Cocktail

Golden Foodie Awards Provenance and Luca

Chef Cathy Pavlos from Luca and Provenance

Golden Foodie Awards Haven Gastropub

Haven Gastropub Serving up Open Face by Executive Chef Zack Scherer

Golden Foodie Awards After Party

View from the Golden Foodie Awards After Party photo credit Lisa Renee Photography

Golden Foodie Awards Show with Host Simon M

Food Network Start Simon Majumdar hosted the awards and brought his creative flair and personality to the ceremony.

About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.

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