New Orleans Chef Alon Shaya Wins the James Beard Award
CULTURATED: Shane Finkelstein, City Guides New Orleans
Alon’s story has become the stuff of local legend. The Israeli-born chef was plucked out of a restaurant in St. Louis by legendary Louisiana chef John Besh. He was sent on a whirlwind cooking expedition through Italy, immersing himself in the local culinary traditions in order to return to New Orleans and head the kitchen at Besh’s latest concept, Domenica.