SOMERSET in the VICEROY HOTEL: FROM THE ASHES

To celebrate the James Beard Awards, we put together a lineup featuring chefs and writers who have been nominated — or won! — the coveted culinary award. They shared stories around theme "From the Ashes."

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Shelby Allison, co-owner at Lost Lake
Diana Davila, chef/owner, Mi Tocaya
Emma Janzen, digital content editor at Imbibe and author of Mezcal, The History, Craft and Cocktails of the World’s Ultimate Artisanal Spirit
John Kesslerfreelance writer and author
John Manion, chef/owner, La Sirena Clandestina and El Che Bar

Proceeds from the night were donated to the James Beard Scholarship Fund

Special thanks to our hosts at Somerset, our dessert partners, Bittersweet Pastry Shop and Bake Me Off a Piece of That, beverage sponsors Moet, Glendalough Distillery, and El Tesoro. Also a shout-out to our podcast guru Adam Miller, and our photographer Rebecca Peplinski