etoile Restaurant at Domaine Chandon Recognized With Prestigious Awards From Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator

Aug 02, 2011, 14:01 ET from etoile Restaurant

YOUNTVILLE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- etoile Restaurant at Domaine Chandon was recently awarded prestigious accolades for its wine program by both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast magazines.  The tasting panel and editorial board at Wine Enthusiast named etoile Restaurant as one of the 100 Best Wine Restaurants in the United States and highlighted three specific "Destination Bottles" from its wine list.  Wine Spectator also honored the restaurant with the "2011 Best of Award of Excellence" for its extensive wine selection and outstanding presentation.

Wine Enthusiast recognized etoile as one of the top restaurants in the country with a preeminent wine list.  The award reinforces the restaurant's mission of delivering an exceptional wine-inspired menu focused on dishes that pair with the unique and diverse wine selection. Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence" recognizes the diversity of etoile's wine list with its offerings from several top producers from major regions.

Following the announcement of these awards, beginning in August, Chef Perry Hoffman's food pairing inspirations will be featured alongside the three "Destination Bottles" highlighted by Wine Enthusiast.  A Napa Valley native, 27 year-old Chef Hoffman joined the team at etoile Restaurant at Domaine Chandon in July 2007 and has since been recognized with a Michelin Star, two James Beard Nominations as well as a nomination by Food + Wine Magazine as The People's Best New Chef on the West Coast.  Chef Hoffman is the youngest recipient of a Michelin Star in the U.S. and only three years older than the youngest person in the world to ever receive the honor.  Chef Hoffman works directly with winemakers to design recipes for specific pairings and collaboratively, the team builds its wine-driven, award-winning menu.

Chef Hoffman's recommendations will be featured on the menu for a limited time and include:
Domaine Chandon 2000 etoile with Duck Egg and Australian black truffles
Shafer 2008 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay with Chilled white corn soup
Prunotto 2000 Costamiole with lamb

etoile Restaurant is located at the Domaine Chandon winery at One California Drive in Yountville, California, in the heart of Napa Valley. Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  For reservations please call 800.736.2892 or visit www.chandon.com/etoile-restaurant.

About etoile Restaurant at Domaine Chandon

As the only fine dining restaurant within a winery in Napa Valley, etoile Restaurant at Domaine Chandon epitomizes the very best that wine country dining has to offer. Innovative, wine-inspired cuisine and sophisticated surroundings set the stage for the ultimate wine and food experience. Michelin-starred etoile Restaurant was named the #1 food and wine destination by Travel +Leisure magazine in 2007 and named the Best Wine Tourism Restaurant in the world in by the Great Wine Capitals Network, representing Napa Valley in the global network of world-class wine destinations, in 2008.

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