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The 2nd Global Cuisine Awards’ Top 3 Nominees Announced

November 15, 2018

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 14, 2018--The American Food Association, the hosting organization for the Global Cuisine Awards (GCA), has announced the Top 3 GCA Nominees per category. Jointly voted on by the public and the 2nd Global Cuisine Awards Committee of industry experts, these top 3 nominees will be considered during the second round of voting to decide the final winners. Winners of the 2nd GCA’s will be announced during the 2nd Global Cuisine Awards show on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Vibiana located in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets to attend this year’s award show and banquet can be purchased at the Global Cuisine Awards website.

The public is encouraged to continue voting for their favorite nominees on both Global Cuisine Awards website from Thursday, November 14th, 2018 until voting closes on Friday, November 23rd, 2018 for the chance to win luxury raffle prizes including 3 iPhoneXS, 10 Nintendo Switch Gaming Consoles, and free tickets to the Global Cuisine Awards. The first round of lucky raffle winners are listed on the Global Cuisine Awards website.

The Top 3 Nominees for each category are:

Best American Restaurant: Animal, Rustic Canyon, The Tasting Kitchen;

Best Chinese Restaurant: Chengdu Taste, Din Tai Fung, HaiDiLao Hotpot;

Best French Restaurant: L’Assiette Steak Frites, Mélisse, République;

Best Italian Restaurant: Osteria La Buca, Scopa Italian Roots, Sotto;

Best Japanese Restaurant: Izakaya Gazen, Sushi Ginza Onodera, Urasawa;

Best Korean Restaurant: Genwa Korean BBQ, Kang Ho-Dong Baekjeong, Soowon Galbi;

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: Bavel, Kaban Persian Restaurant, Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine;

Best Restaurant Design: Catch LA, Commissary at Line Hotel, Rocksugar;

Best Seafood Restaurant: Fishing with Dynamite, Son of a Gun, Providence;

Best Southeast Asian Restaurant: Cassia, Little Sister, Pho Saigon Pearl;

Best Steakhouse: BOA Steakhouse, Mastro’s Ocean Club, Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse;

Chef of the Year: Antonia Lofaso, Curtis Stone, Phillip Frankland Lee;

Lifetime Achievement Award: Niki Nakayama, Nobu Matsuhisa, Wolfgang Puck;

Restaurant of the Moment: A Food Affair, Marugame Monzo, Rosaline;

Restaurant of the Year: Broken Spanish, Rustic Canyon, Jon & Vinny’s;

Outstanding Culinary Tradition: Little Next Door, Musso & Frank, Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine;

About The Global Cuisine Awards

The Global Cuisine Awards honor top restaurants from around the world and to promote the world’s culinary cultures and the cities that best represent the ever-diversifying food landscape. The committee has decided to focus on Los Angeles for the 2nd Global Cuisine Awards. The committee members will be evaluating every aspect of Los Angeles’ top restaurants, utilizing the group’s diverse professional and culinary experiences as a foundation.

For more information visit: www.globalcuisineawards.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram |

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