Stuart Roy joins Smith and Wollensky Restaurant Group as national director of wine and spirits. Responsible for overseeing the beverage program at each of the iconic locations owned and operated by Smith and Wollensky Restaurant Group, Roy will manage staff training, vendor relations, the award-winning wine lists and premium cocktails available at each restaurant.
“This is a new position for Smith and Wollensky, established to elevate an already superior beverage program through the placement of a highly professional, experienced voice at the helm. Our goal is to further enhance the Smith and Wollensky experience for our guests through an increased focus on the wine and spirits that complement our USDA Prime steaks and other menu favorites,” said Michael Feighery, president of Smith and Wollensky Restaurant Group. “Since Stuart came to Las Vegas more than a decade ago, he has been a trusted business associate, frequent guest, and even sometimes bartender when the need arose. Now we are proud to officially welcome him to the Smith and Wollensky family.”
Roy is currently building the wine lists for The Forty-Ninth National Wine Week, Sept. 12-16, 2011. “My goal is to get a couple of jewels on the Wine Week menu that most people can’t taste every day. I am already in the process of talking long-term partnerships with some really great wineries and wine makers, partnerships that would kick off with National Wine Week.” Roy is also busy preparing for the late summer opening of the second Smith and Wollensky Boston location on the historic Atlantic Wharf, for which he is responsible for crafting the wine and spirits menus, as well as hiring and training all bartenders and sommeliers.
Smith and Wollensky Restaurant Group is an annual recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, a nationwide honor given each year to restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.
To learn more about the wine and spirits program at Smith and Wollensky Restaurant Group, visit www.smithandwollensky.com.
Posted By Kristin 6/7/2011