Aaron Silverman

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Damn. Aaron Silverman is on a roll. Add James Beard winner to his already long list of accolades. At last night’s awards ceremony in Chicago, the Rose’s Luxury owner was named Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic—in his first year as a nominee in the category no less.

Silverman was the only D.C. chef to win in this year’s James Beard awards. (Critics Todd Kliman and Tom Sietsema took home prizes in the journalism categories last week.) At least it’s an improvement from last year when D.C. restaurants got zero love from the awards. This year, Peter Chang was also a finalist for best Mid-Atlantic chef and Bread Furst‘s Mark Furstenberg was nominated again for Outstanding Baker.

Silverman’s award comes hot off the heels of Food & Wine magazine naming him among the best new chefs in America, not to mention the opening of his new coffee bar/fine dining restaurant, Pineapple and Pearls. Read all about the restaurant in last week’s Y&H column.

Take a look at the full list of James Beard Award winners below:

Best Chef: Great Lakes Curtis Duffy, Grace, Chicago

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic Aaron Silverman, Rose’s Luxury, Washington D.C.

Best Chef: Midwest Paul Berglund, The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis

Best Chef: New York City Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto

Best Chef: Northeast Zak Pelaccio, Fish & Game, Hudson, NY

Best Chef: Northwest Renee Erickson, The Whale Wins, Seattle

Best Chef: South Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery, New Orleans

Best Chef: Southeast Tandy Wilson, City House, Nashville

Best Chef: Southwest Justin Yu, Oxheart, Houston

Best Chef: West Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Animal, Los Angeles

Best New Restaurant Shaya, New Orleans

Oustanding Baker Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Café, Boston

Outstanding Bar Program Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NY

Outstanding Chef Suzanne Goin, Lucques, Los Angeles

Outstanding Pastry Chef Dahlia Narvaez, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles

Outstanding Restaurant Alinea, Chicago

Outstanding Restaurateur Ken Friedman, The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, Tosca Café, NYC

Outstanding Service Eleven Madison Park, NYC

Outstanding Wine Beer or Spirits Ron Cooper, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Ranchos de Taos, NM

Outstanding Wine Program Bern’s Steakhouse, Tampa, FL

Rising Star Chef of the Year Daniela Soto-Innes, Cosme, NYC

Photo by Darrow Montgomery