The James Beard Foundation announced its 2018 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists, including one restaurant and three chefs in the Midcoast.

They are Chase's Daily in Belfast, Outstanding Restaurant; and Erin French of The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Ravin Nakjaroen of Long Grain in Camden and Keiko Suzuki Steinberger of Suzuki’s Sushi Bar in Rockland, Best Chef, Northeast.

Final Restaurant and Chef Award nominees will be announced March 14, and the 2018 James Beard Awards Gala will take place May 7 in Chicago.