Seven Glaciers Restaurants Recognized by Wine Spectator, Recipient of 2013 Best of Award of Excellence Honor
July 10, 2013 (Girdwood, Alaska) – Wine Spectator Magazine recently named Seven Glaciers Restaurant at Alyeska Resort one of its winners of the 2013 Best of Award of Excellence Honor. The Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards program has remained the pinnacle of recognition in the fine-dining industry. Wine Spectator plans to release the complete list of 2013 award winners on August 31, 2013 as part of its 2013 Dining Guide Issue.
The restaurant wine list award program has three distinct levels: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence, and Grand Award with 2,870, 850 and 73 winners in each level respectively for 2013. Each level follows select qualifications utilized by a multi-judge panel. The criteria range from quantitative measurements such as number of wine selection to depth, range and display of the list. Wine strength is typically based on format, vertical offerings or breadth across wine regions.
Within the Best of Award of Excellence category, winning restaurants are recognized for clearly exceeding the requirements of the Award of Excellence and offering wine lists that typically offer 400 or more selections. In addition, restaurants will feature superior presentation and display, either vintage depth, with several vertical offerings of top wines, or excellent breadth across several wine regions. Seven Glaciers joins Marx Bros. Café, Lavelle’s Bistro and The Crow’s Nest as Alaska’s only restaurants to receive this recognition.
The wine list features a special monthly wine or vintner to coincide with the popular Seven Glaciers Wine Dinner series. Previous wine dinners have featured international and national wineries and vineyards including: Silver Oak, Banfi Vintners, Rodney Strong and Stags Leap Wine Cellars.
The next wine dinner is scheduled for Sunday, July 21 and features Chimney Rock Winery of Napa Valley, California. Chef Jason Porter will be preparing a paired menu to showcase a variety of Chimney Rock wines. To start the evening, the Fume Blanc will be served with a Trio of Alaskan Oysters. Poached Alaskan Halibut will follow, paired with Chimney Rock’s Napa Valley “Elevage Blanc”. The next course will be Twice Cooked Duroc Pork Belly served with Stags Leap District ”Elevage”. The main course will feature Grilled Wagyu Striploin served with Potatoes Dauphinoise, paired with Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Chimney Rock Wine Dinner will start at 7:00 P.M. Seatings for the dinner are $150 per person. Alyeska Resort Restaurant Reservations can be reached at 907-754-2237 or reservations can be made online at OpenTable.com. Guests must be age 21 or older to participate in this event. As part of the reservation, all dining guests will receive a complimentary scenic tram ride to access Seven Glaciers Restaurant.
For guests seeking a getaway, there is a wine dinner lodging package for the evening of the event. Lodging packages include accommodations at The Hotel Alyeska in addition to the wine dinner seatings. For more information about the package, please visit www.alyeskaresort.com or call resort reservations at 907-754-2111 or 800-880-3880.
Seven Glaciers is also offering a $49 prix fixe Chef’s Tasting Menu on Sunday evenings throughout the summer season. The Sunday prix fixe menu will change weekly and will showcase an array of dishes offered by the Executive Chef ranging from seafood to livestock and wild game; vegetarian, gluten-free and children’s menus will be available as well.
Seven Glaciers offers dinner daily in the summer season, and lunch and dinner on Friday to Sundays during ski season. The restaurant staff highly recommends advanced reservations for wine dinners and dining any time of year, which includes complimentary scenic tram ride to the restaurant. Restaurant reservations can be made by calling 907-754-2237 or online at OpenTable.com. For general information about the resort, please visit www.alyeskaresort.com or call resort central reservations at 907-754-2111 or 800-880-3880.
About Alyeska Resort (www.alyeskaresort.com)
Alyeska Resort is Alaska's premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 304 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. The resort is within close proximity of three national parks and the Kenai Peninsula, and is home to the northernmost temperate rainforest, part of the Chugach Mountains. Alyeska Resort stands out in ski season with 650” of average snowfall annually and the longest-continuous double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort and plan your Alaskan adventure at www.alyeskaresort.com or 800-880-3880.