Selanne Steak Tavern Wins Two Wine Awards


selanne-2-wine-awardsSelanne Steak Tavern is pleased to announce it has been awarded two designations by the Santé Awards 2015 committee: Wine Hospitality Award Fine Dining; and Spirits Hospitality Award, Restaurant Bar both the sole restaurant in these specific categories in the California geographical area, one of eight areas in the U.S.

The annual Santé Awards were created in 1998 by Santé Magazine, a premium source of educational content for restaurateurs and industry professionals. The awards were established to recognize and honor restaurants for excellence in wine and spirits management and general hospitality.

The judging criteria for the Wine Hospitality Award are based on wine list, unique characteristics and by-the-glass program. Consideration for the Spirits Hospitality Award is based on spirits focus, cocktail list and signature drinks. Both awards are judged by the restaurant’s staff training, special events, and promotions creativity and innovation.

‘We are very proud to have been recognized by Santé for the excellence of our wine and spirits programs, said Selanne Steak Tavern’s director of operations Leo Fenn, who helms the beverage lists, staff training and events. Fenn continued, ‘It has been our goal to bring the spirit of much-loved classic American steakhouses and taverns to California’s iconic Laguna Beach. Our carefully selected wine program is designed to complement the hearty fine dining fare of Chef Joshua Severson by focusing on California cult wines and other highly rated world-class choices. And, our spirits program has been created to deliver a high-end cocktail and premium liquor experience featuring top tier alcohol, fresh ingredients, fine draft beers, exceptional brown spirits and after-dinner libations.

All Santé Award winners are listed on the Awards page of , featured in a special Santé Awards section in Santé Magazine and recognized through editorial coverage on the home page, on the iSanté Facebook page and in a special edition of the iSanté à la Carte e-newsletter.


posted by Andrea Gonzalez 6/20/15