MATTHEW LAKE Chef, New Heights Restaurant, Washington, D.C. Age: 25. Why he's rising: Lake was recruited by Mark Miller to help open Red Sage; from there, in 1993, he moved to New Heights. Two years later he was named executive chef and the accolades have been pouring in. Last year he was one of Food & Wine's "Best New Chefs in America," while USA Today named New Heights one of the "Best Restaurants in America." The readers of Gourmet named New Heights as one of their favorite ...

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