Food and Beverage
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Hong Kong and Don Alfonso 1890 in Macau are the only two restaurants in Asia to have received the Grand Award, the highest level of achievement in the Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards 2010.
This award is given to restaurants demonstrating “an uncompromising, passionate devotion to the quality of their wine program[me].” They generally have at least 1,500 wines on offer with a “serious breadth of top producers, outstanding depth in mature vintages, a selection of large-format bottles, excellent harmony with the menu and superior organization, presentation and wine service.”
Seventy-five restaurants in the United States and 60 other countries received this honour. Seven were singled out for special recognition, two of which were in China's Pearl River Delta.
Wine Spectator's Grand Award Honor Roll
Calling these fine dining eateries its Magnificent Seven, the magazine singled out four restaurants in the United States, two restaurants in the Pearl River Delta, and one restaurant in Australia for special recognition.
Alex Las Vegas, Nevada
A new headliner on the Las Vegas strip
Don Alfonso 1890 Macao
An embarrassment of wine riches in Macao
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Hong Kong
A temple to Bordeaux rises in Hong Kong
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Houston, Texas
A Texas-sized wine list in Houston, aged in-house
RN74 San Francisco, California
A thousand Burgundies, by way of San Francisco
Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney, Australia
Pristine provenance uplifts a cellar in Sydney
Spago Beverly Hills, California
A Los Angeles icon adds a winning wine list
Hong Kong and Macau
Located in the Grand Lisboa in Macau, Don Alfonso 1890 serves Souther Italian cuisine. Founded by Alfonso Iaccarino, it, too, has two Michelin stars.
“We are honoured that L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Don Alfonso 1890 have been accredited with the highest achievement in the wine world as it reaffirms our passion and commitment to delivering the best and highest quality dining services at the Lisboa restaurants,” says Michael Au, Resident Manager of the Lisboa Hotels.
“Our wine expertise and exclusive selection of over 3,000 labels at L’Atelier and 7,000 labels at Don Alfonso have been a strong draw for many of our discerning customers. We continuously expand on our wine collection at our restaurants throughout the year and are currently looking at extending our wine cellars to accommodate an even wider choice of exclusive labels.”
Copyright: Michael Taylor