Selanne Steak Tavern is pleased to announce it has been awarded two designations by the SantÃ© 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 SantÃ© Awards were created in 1998 by SantÃ© 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 SantÃ© 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 SantÃ© Award winners are listed on the Awards page of iSantemagazine.com , featured in a special SantÃ© Awards section in SantÃ© Magazine and recognized through editorial coverage on the iSantemagazine.com home page, on the iSantÃ© Facebook page and in a special edition of the iSantÃ© Ã la Carte e-newsletter.
posted by Andrea Gonzalez 6/20/15