2022 Chefs

Amy Brandwein

Centrolina and Piccolina


Thursday, April 30, 2020 Winemaker Dinner Series
Saturday, May 2nd at the Grand Tasting & Auction

At Centrolina restaurant and market, Chef Owner Amy Brandwein shows Washingtonians the versatility and delicacy of Italian cuisine. The three-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee believes food should taste as good as in Italy, plated with pose, and viewed through the seasonal lens of the Mid-Atlantic—tenets she instills in her fast-casual project, Piccolina, an osteria that opened across the alley from Centrolina in July 2019. Brandwein and her flagship restaurant have earned many accolades, including James Beard Foundation Award finalist for three consecutive years (2019, 2018, 2017) in the Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic category; a nomination for 2019 Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington RAMMY Awards and in 2018, Brandwein won Chef of the Year at the RAMMY Awards.