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Il Cortile Ristorante Wins 2014 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Paso Robles restaurant one of only two awarded in Paso Robles
July 16, 2014 (Paso Robles, CA) Downtown Paso Roblesâ€™ favorite Italian restaurant, Il Cortile Ristorante, is being honored with a prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The announcement was made in advance of Wine Spectator Magazineâ€™s August 31 issue, which will feature all winners and will focus on cuisine. Other local honoree includes The Restaurant at JUSTIN.
Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence inform thousands of wine lovers and gourmands how to travel and dine across the country. According to their website, the awards â€œrecognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.â€ Additionally, winning wine lists typically include 100 or more wines.
The wine list at Il Cortile is selected by Carole MacDonal, co-proprietor with Chef Santos MacDonal. â€œWinning this award is especially thrilling because we started so small almost five years ago,â€ she shares. â€œAt the time, all we offered were 27 bottles of local wine and a handful of Italian bottles. Today, we have over 250.â€
She adds, â€œQualifying for this award has been a passion for me, and really fun. It is a pleasure to pair such wonderful wines with Santos' dishes and see our guests enjoy them as well!"
For more information on Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence or Il Cortile Ristorante, please visit www.IlCortileRistorante.com.
ABOUT IL CORTILE RISTORANTE
Il Cortile is located in downtown Paso Robles at 608 12th Street, and is downtown Paso Roblesâ€™ fine dining Italian restaurant. Chef Santos MacDonal crafts seasonal menus with the freshest ingredients sourced from the surrounding local and regional landscapes and provides a vast array of exceptional homemade pastas, fresh seafood, top quality meats and antipasti. A major destination for exquisite wines, picturesque landscapes and beautiful weather, Paso Robles provides the perfect pairing for Il Cortileâ€™s authentic Italian fine dining. www.IlCortileRistorante.com.
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