When Chameleon Café’s chef/owner Jeff Smith opened his Lauraville restaurant in 2001, he forged the way for a Harford Road restaurant renaissance and also for seasonal, artisanal cuisine. His food mission paid off last weekend when he won a Good Food Award in San Francisco.
The first-ever Good Food Awards ceremony was held on Jan. 14 and was hosted by Alice Waters, a longtime proponent of the locavore movement. The event honored food products from around the country.
Jeff was one of 71 winners, getting a nod in the charcuterie category for his free-range chicken liver paté.
It’s nice to see a local restaurant get national attention, especially when its chef keeps turning out such creative food year after year.
Photo courtesy of Chameleon Café's website