NEW YORK – Wine Spectator announces the “Grand Awards Class of 2017” – five recipients of honors for extraordinary wine programs this year. Two Northeast foodservice operators were among them – Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, New York, NY and Grill 23 & Bar, Boston, MA. Congratulations!
Vin Expo and Wine Spectator to present “A Taste of Spain”
NEW YORK – Vin Expo and Wine Spectator are teaming up to offer “A Taste of Spain” at Vinexpo in Bordeaux, France, June 19th. The exclusive party will take place at the Palais de la Bourse in Bordeaux’s historic city center on Monday, June 19, from 8 to 11 p.m. “A Taste of Spain is shaping up to be one of the most provocative and essential events of Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017,” says Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise. “We’re proud to work with Wine Spectator to attract such a prestigious line-up of bodegas to the exhibition. Their presence will add a new dimension to Vinexpo parties and will offer great opportunities to international buyers throughout the show. The tasting itself will be a must for any Vinexpo attendee.” The event will shine a spotlight on the great wines of Spain, Vinexpo Bordeaux’s “Country of Honor” in 2017. More than 100 Spanish bodegas have been hand-selected by Wine Spectator to present their wines. These will be paired with food prepared by 10 of Spain’s most celebrated chefs, selected by culinary co-chairs Ferran Adrià and José Andrés.
Restaurant Law Center launched as industry advocate
WASHINGTON – The National Restaurant Association and others are joining together to provide legal advocacy for the industry on a local, state and federal level. “The restaurant industry has been participating in legal battles on behalf of restaurant owners and employees for years,” says Angelo Amador, executive director of the Restaurant Law Center. “But as these fights become more and more prevalent, we must have the legal means and an apparatus to push back against outside groups that threaten the jobs and economic growth the restaurant industry creates, as well as to protect and advance the industry. The Restaurant Law Center will streamline the industry’s ability to engage in legal proceedings and to seek just outcomes.”