Cyrus takes top honors at Beard Awards

Cyrus Restaurant Chef Douglas Keane of Healdsburg has won Best Chef: Pacific at the James Beard Awards, held Monday night in New York. The awards are considered the Oscars of the food world. The event is being Twittered live.

Other nominees from the Pacific Category (which includes California and Hawaii) included

Jeremy Fox of Napa’s Ubuntu; Loretta Keller, SF’s Coco500; David Kinch, Los Gatos’ Manresa; Daniel Patterson, SF’s Coi.

Also on the podium, Nate Appleman of A16, San Francisco, who won Rising Star Chef of the Year.

For more details on the awards, including other Bay Area chefs nominated for awards, check out the James Beard Awards page.