My usual voting request is typically for a beading competition I have entered that is not juried but instead a public vote. This time however, I am posting a request for my friend and former colleague David.
David Guas and I worked together for just about 10 years for a very popular restaurant group in Washington DC. I was the company's director of sales and he was the company's pastry chef. I can tell you, from experience, he bakes some delicious stuff (and he's a lot of fun to work with too)! For nearly a decade, I had the pleasure of sampling his extensive cache of confections...my favorite being his pralines. David is a native of New Orleans and that has inspired much of his recent success.
He wrote a book:
(Yes, the praline recipe is in there...among many other yummies like my second favorite: red velvet cake)
He opened a restaurant:
(I had the pleasure of dining there last week and enjoyed the Veg Head sandwich. Again - yum.)
And now...he has been nominated by Food & Wine as Best New Chef. It would be great to see him win this....so...please vote for David here!!!