Eat It. Drink It. Crave It. The Top Dishes and Drinks of 2014.

by Antoinette Bruno, Will Blunt, and Caroline Hatchett
Antoinette Bruno, Will Blunt, and Aliza Eliazarov
December 2014

 

The StarChefs team traveled all around the country in 2014, meeting industry professionals and experiencing the best food and drinks in the business. After much deliberation, here are the most noteworthy dishes, desserts, and cocktails of the year. 

 

Top 15 Savory
Boston. Providence. Los Angeles. Dallas. Maryland. Washington, D.C. Virginia. New York City. Peru. This year we saw such a wide breadth of the talent and ingenuity this industry has to offer. Here's the best of the best, from a list that was hard to narrow down.

Top 10 Pastry
From a striking dish inspired by the "spring thaw" to a baked Alaska variation to remember, pastry chefs put their personalities on the plate. These are the voices and visions that still have our taste buds wagging.

Top 10 Cravable Dishes
These are the dishes that spoke to us in 2014. And kept whispering in ears for the duration of the year. Our bellies had a crush on these deeply delicious dishes.

 

Top 5 Cocktails 
Hair of the dog, cocktail hour, aperitif, dinner drink, digestive ... These are the libations that we'd drink anytime of day. This is a year at the bar in 2014—with only the most cutting edge bartenders behind the bar.