MGM Resorts International Restaurants Earn Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards in 2016
Global Hospitality Company Among 3,595 Winners;
Full 2016 Dining Guide Revealed in Wine Spectator’s August Issue
Select restaurants at MGM Resorts International, one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, have been honored with outstanding wine programs in Wine Spectator’s 2016 Restaurant Wine List Awards. The restaurants are recognized among other winners from all over the world as top destinations for wine lovers.
“On behalf of Wine Spectator, I’m thrilled to congratulate each and every award-winning restaurant. They should be very proud,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator.
MGM Resorts International Executive Director of Wine Jason Smith said, “In order to provide the best experience possible for our guests, we strive to curate superior wine lists that complement the cuisine at each distinct venue within our resorts. It’s an honor that 28 of our restaurants received prestigious awards from Wine Spectator.”
Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,414; 1,093; and 88 winners this year in each respective category. Seven of the Grand Award winners are first timers.
MGM Resorts International Restaurants have won the following 2016 Wine Spectator Awards:
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.
- Luxor: TENDER Steak & Seafood
BEST OF AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Best of Award of Excellence recipients offer more extensive selections with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions. Winners include:
- ARIA: barMASA, BARDOT Brasserie, Blossom, Carbone, Jean Georges Steakhouse, Julian Serrano, Sage
- Bellagio: Harvest by Roy Ellamar, Jasmine, Lago by Julian Serrano, Le Cirque, Michael Mina Bellagio, Todd English’s Olives, Prime Steakhouse
- Delano Las Vegas: RIVEA
- Mandalay Bay: Fleur by Hubert Keller, STRIPSTEAK
- MGM Grand Detroit: Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina, Wolfgang Puck Steak
- MGM Grand Las Vegas: Craftsteak, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Fiamma Trattoria & Bar
- Monte Carlo: Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge
GRAND AWARD: The Grand Award is the program’s highest honor. This elite group comprises the world’s best wine programs, which deliver serious breadth of top producers, outstanding depth in mature vantages, a selection of large-format bottles, excellent harmony with the menu and superior presentation. Wine Spectator carefully assesses each Grand Award candidate, including rigorous independent, on-site inspections of the wine program, cellar, service, ambiance and cuisine of the restaurant. Winners include:
- Bellagio: Picasso
- Mandalay Bay: Aureole
- MGM Grand Las Vegas: Joël Robuchon Restaurant
The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, on newsstands July 19, and online at the newly minted Restaurants.WineSpectator.com, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the more than 3,500 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the new Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.
About Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches more than 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 18,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Comm., Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls, and holds a 73 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (HK: 2282), which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM Resorts is named among FORTUNE® Magazine’s 2016 list of World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com