Thursday, June 7, 2012

Rick Bayless Receives High Recognition

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The winner of the first season of Top Chef Masters, the man who is helping Americans discover the beauty of authentic Mexican cooking, the amazing  Rick Bayless, received some major props from Mexico.

Today, Chef Bayless was inducted into the Order of the Aztec Eagle - the highest honor bestowed on foreigners by Mexican government. This award, created in 1933 by President Abelardo Rodríguez, is presented to foreign citizens in recognition of their service to Mexico or humanity.

The list of past honorees includes MA Senator Ted Kennedy, tenor extraordinaire Placido Domingo, Bill and Melinda Gates and 2010 Nobel Laureate writer Mario Vargas Llosa. This is what the breakfast club of the new millennium looks like, amigos.

Congratulations, Master Rick, we are thrilled for you and hope to see more of you in the upcoming seasons of Masters or Top Chef proper (as a guest judge, of course)!

In the meantime - it is time to flock to Chicago and enjoy the art of Chef Bayless' cooking first hand. Check out the restaurants here or reserve a table at Topolo here. If you are not in the vicinity, snag yourself one of Rick Bayless' books through this list.

1 comment:

Kristine said...

I get to Chicago about once a year and Xoco or Frontera are always on the "must" list. I have not been to Topolobampo yet, but it's right up there with Girl & the Goat to try next time. And I love his eyes. Not to try, just to look at.