Vegan Chef in Eater Contest

Sarma Melngailis of Pure Food and Wine is one of the top contenders in Eater’s annual Hot Chefs Competition.


Food website Eater’s fourth-annual Hot Chefs Competition is in its concluding round for New York City, and Sarma Melngailis of vegan fine-dining restaurant Pure Food and Wine has made it to the final two, up against Vikas Khanna of upscale Indian restaurant Junoon. Melngailis and Khanna beat out 30 other chefs to make it to the final round, and the New York champion will continue in the competition against winners from Eater’s 16 other cities. Eater readers are encouraged to vote for their choice on the competition’s website, and more than 3,250 votes have already been cast.

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