Rammy Winners Announced

The DC restaurant scene's annual Rammy awards were announced tonight during a Carnevale themed shindig packed with more than 1,500 people at the Marriott Wardman Park.

The following Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington awards were decided by an anonymous panel of food writers, educators and HR professionals:

• Best New Restaurant: Estadio

• Chef of the Year: Todd Gray of Equinox and Watershed

• Rising Culinary Star: Kyle Bailey of Birch and Barley

• Fine Dining Restaurant: The Source by Wolfgang Puck

• Upscale Casual Restaurant: Tabard Inn

• Pastry Chef: Tiffany MacIsaac of Neighborhood Restaurant Group (Birch and Barley, Buzz, etc.)

• Beverage/Mixology Program: Founding Farmers

• Wine Program: Taberna del Alabardero

• Restaurant Employee: Ryme Lansari, Cafe Atlantico

• Restaurant Manager: Hans Olson, Clyde's

The following awards were voted on by the public:

• Power Spot: Carmine's

• Neighborhood Gathering Place: Ted's Bulletin

• Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene: Chef Geoff's Tysons Corner

• Favorite Restaurant : Carmine's

All nominees are chosen by the anonymous panel of food writers, educators and HR professionals. For a full list of nominees, read this previous Metrocurean post.