Monday, July 23, 2012

Reserve Wine & Food in Downtown Grand Rapids Recognized by Wine Spectator magazine

Reserve Wine & Food in downtown Grand Rapids is one of only three restaurants in Grand Rapids (and one of only five in West Michigan) to be presented an “Award of Excellence” in the August issue of Wine Spectator magazine.

“We are excited and honored to be recognized by a magazine of this caliber,” says Peter Marantette, Reserve General Manager.

Reserve is home to one of the country’s largest cruvinet systems, holding 102 wines that are served by the glass. An additional 400 wines are available by the bottle.

The criteria for winning an “Award of Excellence” is extensive and is based on things such as breadth of selection, back vintages, large format bottle offerings, and vertical offerings, as well as looking for strengths in certain regions.

In 2011, Reserve was named a winner of OpenTable’s Diner’s Choice Awards for Top Wine Lists in the United States – one of only two restaurants in Michigan to make the list. Earlier this year, Chef Matthew Millar was named a 2012 semifinalist in the James Beard “Best Chef: Great Lakes Region.”

“Accolades such as these reinforce that what we’re doing here at Reserve works,” Marantette says. “Wine is just part of what we offer, and when we pair that with the locally-sourced cuisine that Chef Matt and his team are producing, we serve up one of Michigan’s premier culinary experiences.”

Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids at 201 Monroe Avenue NW, Reserve Wine & Food offers a world-class menu fully embracing the West Michigan farm-to-table philosophy in an elegant yet casual fine dining setting.

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