William Lewis Named “Sommelier of the Year”


Known for bringing a taste of the Wine Country to the heart of Orange County, Restaurant & Wine Bar’s Managing Partner/Sommelier, William Lewis, has been named 2011 “Sommelier 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.

“It is such an honor to be recognized by a group so dedicated to maintaining a level of quality in the restaurant industry. The standards my Partners and I follow at stem from the values and ongoing commitment to excellence shared by this prestigious organization,” commented JC Clow, Managing Partner at Restaurant & Wine Bar. “I look at the Sommelier of the Year’ award as a tremendous recognition and appreciate the ongoing support by our friends at the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association.”

also received the group’s 2011 Golden Scepter Award for its food, service, ambiance and beverages, and the 2011 Golden Bacchus Wine Award for its exceptional wine cellar. Executive Chef/Partner Yvon Goetz was previously named “Chef of the Year” by this organization.

Posted on 04/05/11 by Allison

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