This week glasses were raised and toasts were made to celebrate “Wine Enthusiast” 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America 2019.
A grand launch party had hundreds of guests gathering at Lafayette for the beautiful night. The perfect kick off to summer celebrated the best of the best. Guests enjoyed the party with exhilarating tastes and moments.
Curated exclusively by a “Wine Enthusiast” team of experts, the 2019 edition is comprised of over 15 first- time winners from across the country representing major cities and exciting secondary markets, in celebration of the best of the best wine and dining experiences.
“Our America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants list is one of my favorite packages we release each year,” says Susan Kostrzewa, Executive Editor. “It’s filled with excitement and promise as we are truly in the midst of an energetic and creative time in wine and dining. From exceptional, innovative wine lists to truly progressive cuisine, the talented chefs, sommeliers and beverage directors across the U.S. continue to amaze me and exceed my expectations year after year.”
America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants list showcases unrivaled wine and dining experiences that span across the nation. The vast compilation features classic establishments offering a refined wine and dining program and also sheds light on some of the country’s rising stars, helping put secondary markets on the culinary map. Far beyond a tally of 100 restaurants, this list congratulates the dynamic people who make it all possible and push boundaries that are helping shape dining culture.
Newcomers to the annual list include Niche Niche and Racines in New York, NY; Theodore Rex in Houston, TX and Folk in Nashville, TN; complemented by veterans such as Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, CA; Oriole in Chicago, IL and Borolo Grill in Denver, CO.
As a category leader for decades, “Wine Enthusiast”offers an approach to wine, spirits and dining that is both accessible and unpretentious, while highlighting world-class producers, innovative culinary talent and cutting-edge trends.
Photos by Scott Rudd