Congrats RAMMY Winners

The winners of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's annual awards were announced last night in the boa-packed ballroom of the Wardman Park Marriott. Pictured above, chef Cathal Armstrong (third from left) receives the Chef of the Year award from chefs Roberto Donna, Jeff Tunks and Jeff Buben.

And the winners are...

New Restaurant: Rasika

Fine Dining Restaurant: CityZen

Informal Dining Restaurant: Tallula

Chef of the Year: Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve, Eamonn's and The Majestic

Pastry Chef: Huw Griffiths of the Tabard Inn

Wine and Beverage Program: Restaurant Eve

Rising Culinary Star: Nathan Beauchamp of 1789

Hottest Bar Scene: Zaytinya

Power Spot: Georgia Brown's

Neighborhood Gathering Place: Sonoma

People's Favorite: Lebanese Taverna

Restaurant Employee: David Voorhees, 2941

Restaurant Manager: Ellen Kassoff Gray, Equinox

(Photo courtesy Michael Birchenall.)