It's been a good week for Connecticut chefs, but especially for our very own Joel Viehland of Community Table in Washington. Not only has Community Table been named as a James Beard Foundation Award semi-finalist in the "Best New Restaurant" category, but chef Joel Viehland is one of ten finalists in the New England region up for Food & Wine Magazine's "People's Best New Chef" award.
If you have experienced one or two of Joel's fine meals at the Community Table and would like to support a local talent, you have until March 1st to cast your vote for him for the Food & Wine Magazine award. It's easy and only takes a minute! ... visit: http://eatocracy.cnn.com/foodandwine/
If you haven't been to the Community Table yet, you can see what it is all about in this slideshow presentation on Courant.com: http://www.courant.com/health/connecticut/hc-sustainable-fare-pictures-0217,0,1883646.photogallery
You can also learn more about the James Beard Foundation Awards at jamesbeard.org.