Cincinnati Chef Named Best in the Great Lakes                      
​Food and Wine Magazine seeks the most brilliant, up-and-coming new chefs on a regional and national basis, yearly.  Cincinnati had two chefs nominated in the 10 chef field for the Great Lakes region.  Chicago has 7 of the 10 nominated.
Food and Wine best Cincinnati chefJose Salazar of the Palace was nominated for "reinterpreting humble ingredients in brilliant ways"  They specifically mentioned his roasted chicken breast with poached cranberries and broccoli rabe.  He recommends that aspiring chefs keep things simple by using the best ingredients and not over manipulating them.
Daniel Wright of the Senate and Abigail Street won the contest for the Great Lakes region.  At the Senate, he is best known for the hot dogs served in a multitude of ways.  In fact, they serve over 500 hot dogs a week.  Basically he wants to be know for upscale comfort food whether it is hot dogs at the Senate or Mediterranean small plates at Abigail Street. 
Congratulations Daniel...we've been to Abigail Street and enjoyed both the atmosphere and the food!  Now, if we
could ever get in at the Senate!