Having received several honors and awards since opening in Orange County, Restaurant & Wine Bar’s Partners have been named 2012 “Restaurateurs of the Year” by the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association. This organization, formed in 1975 to improve the quality of the restaurant industry in this region, bestows awards upon restaurants and individuals whose standards of quality and service deserve special recognition.
“This is an honor for not only my Partners and myself, but for our entire team. We are grateful to be recognized by a group so dedicated to maintaining a level of quality in the restaurant industry that shares the values and ongoing commitment to excellence shared by this prestigious organization,” commented JC Clow, Managing Partner at Restaurant & Wine Bar. “We look at the Restaurateurs of the Year’ award as a tremendous recognition and appreciate the ongoing support by our friends at the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association.”
This year, also received the group’s 2011 Five-Star Dining Award and the 2012 Golden Bacchus Wine Award for its exceptional wine cellar.
In previous years, Executive Chef/Partner Yvon Goetz has been named “Chef of the Year” and Managing Partner/Sommelier William Lewis was named “Sommelier of the Year” by this organization. Most recently, was recipient of the 2011 Golden Sceptre Award for its food, service, ambiance and beverages, and the 2011 Golden Bacchus Wine Award for its exceptional wine cellar.
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