Wilde restaurant in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel has been listed for the second year running in the annual Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards.
Wilde picked up an Award of Excellence in the awards. Wine Spectator gives three levels for its awards: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award — with 2,447, 1,244, and 100 winners this year in each respective category. Eight of the Grand Award winners are first timers.
The Award of Excellence recognises restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.
“We’re pleased to shine a spotlight on the destinations around the world that show devotion to their wine program, while also creating a comprehensive global dining guide for our readers to enjoy,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator.
Speaking about their win, Patrick McCardle, General Manager at Wilde, said: “A carefully curated wine list is crucial for a restaurant like Wilde in order to provide a unique wine experience that really complements the food offering. We’re thrilled to have had our efforts and attention to detail recognised by this prestigious win.”
Head Sommelier at the Westbury, Philip Dunne, was equally delighted: “It is a big honour for Wilde to achieve the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2019 for the second year in a row. Our commitment to offering a superb wine list, wine events, and highly trained staff is something we are so very proud of.”