Maine cooks up four James Beard finalists

MAINE — Three Maine chefs and one Maine brewer are among the finalists for the 2016 James Beard Food Awards.

Chef Brian Hill of Camden’s Francine Bistro, as well as Mike Wiley and Andrew Taylor of Portland’s Eventide Oyster Co., are among the narrowed-down finalists for the best chefs in the Northeast category.

Allagash Brewing Company founder Rob Tod was among the five finalists for outstanding wine, beer or spirits professional.

This is the second year in a row that Wiley and Taylor have been nominated for the prestigious food award, and the seventh time Hill has been nominated, according to the Bangor Daily News.

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Photo courtesy of the James Beard Foundation

Source: Mainebiz

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