James Beard Winners: Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier of Arrows in Ogunquit
We are pleased to share the news with our readers that Ogunquit, Maine chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier of Arrows Restaurant were named Best Chefs in the Northeast! Awarded by the prestigious James Beard Foundation last night in New York City. This is the pair’s seventh nomination, and the seventh time was a charm!
Well known in Maine and throughout the Northeast for their outstanding fare at Arrows, Mark and Clark also own MC Perkins Cove in Ogunquit and Summer Winter in Burlington, MA. They join an impressive list of previous Maine award winners. Last year, Maine’s Rob Evans, chef and owner of Hugo’s in Portland, took home the award. In 2004, the award went to Sam Hayward of Fore Street in Portland, and the 1999 winner was Rockland’s Melissa Kelley, co-owner and executive chef at Primo.
Congratulations to our friends Mark and Clark on a well deserved honor! You do Maine proud!! Check out the many recipes Mark and Clark have shared with us on our blog!
MF&L Staff at Maine Food & Lifestyle magazine.