With the sad passing of Jim Hamilton, we lost a legendary man. Jim was admired and respected, both for what he created and for all he contributed to our area. Many local chefs started in Jim’s kitchen or under his tutelage, going on to make names for themselves – carrying on our region’s foodie tradition by propagating Jim’s legacy. Not to mention his famous daughters, Gabrielle and Melissa, each known globally for their culinary contributions.
Many worried about what would happen to Hamilton’s Grill Room without Jim’s presence. But that fear turned to excitement when we heard that Jim had passed the baton to Chef Brian Held (of Brian’s restaurant and Bistro Rouget).
If you read my post about Brian’s, you know how much I respect Chef Held. In a region with hundreds of restaurants, Chef Held’s restaurants consistently rank among the best. But can he do it again at Hamilton’s?