Restaurant Guy Savoy and Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas have been honored in Wine Spectator’s 2013 Restaurant Wine List Awards. Restaurant Guy Savoy has successfully renewed its coveted Grand Award, Old Homestead earns the Award of Excellence for the second time and Gordon Ramsay Steak is proud to be a new recipient of the Best of Award of Excellence.
Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards are earned based on the wine list’s selection, its pairing with restaurant cuisine and the general appeal to wine lovers. Wine lists are judged on a variety of criteria including vintages and appellations for all selections, complete producer names and the presentation and appearance of the list.
The Grand Award winners, representing the program’s top echelon, typically offer 1,500 or more selections and feature a serious breadth of top producers, outstanding depth in mature vintages, large-format bottles, superior organization, presentation and wine service. Best of Award of Excellence winners carry over 400 selections with superior presentation and a broad selection. Restaurants that win the Award of Excellence offer wine lists with at least 100 selections from quality producers and match the menu in price, style and theme.
Six-time winner of the Grand Award, Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace offers gourmet dining from French Chef Guy Savoy in his only U.S. dining establishment. The two Michelin star and Forbes 5-star restaurant features amazing prix-fixe menus and a la carte options including signature dishes like the silky artichoke and black truffle soup and the decadent colors of caviar complimented by an impressive wine list and dessert cart. Restaurant Guy Savoy is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Best of Award of Excellence winning wine list at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas is led by Sommelier Jeff Eichelberger. Open just over a year, the restaurant’s initial wine list was straight forward, conservative and developed slowly as the wine team observed the seasonal menu changes and the interests of guests. The list is focused on wines that interest guests and work well with Ramsay’s menu. The menu is a blend of established vintners with wide appeal and wines of highly limited allocations allowing constant development. Using this approach, the wine list has practically tripled in size since opening, swelling from 225 selections to 600 currently with a special emphasis on growing the fine and rare sections while maintaining choices in a wide array of price levels. Gordon Ramsay Steak opens at 5 p.m. nightly.
Award of Excellence winner for the second year in a row, Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Palace, is one of New York City’s most historic restaurants. A classic eatery known for its quality steakhouse selections and legendary history, Old Homestead features mouth-watering dishes from the classic New York menu. Robb Report named the restaurant’s signature 26-ounce bone-in, 30-day dry-aged Gotham rib one of Las Vegas’ seven best steaks in its August 2012 issue. Boasting more than 16,000 square-feet, the space features a total of 250 seats with a full dining room, private dining room, lounge and bar. Old Homestead Steakhouse is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.