La Plancha, La Tapa chefs make Best Chefs America

La Plancha del Mar Chef Anderson Allen and La Tapa’s Alex Ewald both show up in the new Best Chefs America, a coffee table book featuring chefs nominated as outstanding by other chefs.

A total of 10 chefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands are on the inaugural Best Chefs America list.

The book features photography “showcasing the emerging trends and ingredients” its producers gleaned from their nine months of chef interviews.

The forward is written by chef and food writer Michael Ruhlman.

8 Responses to “La Plancha, La Tapa chefs make Best Chefs America”

  1. IslandNana
    April 9th, 2013 04:37
    1

    Quite impressive! Especially when nominated by their peers.

  2. Agent Jay
    April 9th, 2013 10:11
    2

    Not a surprise, we’ve enjoyed many awesome dinners at several of the restaurants on St John over the years. Looking forward to our stay in 10 days and counting……..

  3. Collin
    April 9th, 2013 19:10
    3

    Make it 10 1/2 because I was voted in the book for Louisiana but I made my bones at Stone Terrace!

  4. Doug Miller
    April 9th, 2013 21:40
    4

    can anyone post the names of the other 8 VI chefs?

  5. Jeff
    April 9th, 2013 23:57
    5

    -Kenneth Briggs, The Galleon, St. Croix
    -Joseph Gerace, Tavern 1844, St. Croix
    -Negust Kaza, Tutto Bene, St. Croix
    -David Kendrick, Kendrick’s, St. Croix
    -Anderson Allen, La Plancha del Mar, St. John
    -Alex Ewald, La Tapa, St. John
    -Dustin G. Heisler, Cafe Collective at AB Cellars, St. John
    -Greg Engelhardt, Off The Grid, St. Thomas
    -Katie Lombardo, Enkai Sushi, St. Thomas
    -Tony May, Old Stone Farmhouse, St. Thomas

  6. Doug Miller
    April 10th, 2013 14:03
    6

    Thanks Jeff ! A fine group in the VI.

  7. Delene
    April 29th, 2013 12:03
    7

    What’s Cafe Collective at AB Cellars??

  8. Chris
    April 7th, 2014 18:20
    8

    Café Collective is bulls**t.

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