James Beard Awards 2010: Eric Ripert Predicts The Winners

06/16/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • By: Grub Street New York

McNally "has created restaurants that you want to go to, that you crave to go once a week," said Eric Ripert at last night's "An Evening of Practical Magic," a City Harvest benefit at Cipriani 42. "And I think it's pretty genius to do that.

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Ripert agreed to handicap the Outstanding Chef category for us, too. "Let me see this list," he said. "I love Jose Andres. I love Tom [Colicchio]. They're all friends of mine!

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