NEW YORK, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 7, MEGU New York (http://www.megurestaurants.com) will host an event to receive the very rare and coveted International Six-Star Diamond Award in front of hundreds of elite guests and media. Bestowed by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS), this honor marks the first time an award of such caliber has been presented to a business dedicated to Japanese hospitality.
The International Six-Star Diamond Award carries the stringent Five-Star Diamond Award requirements yet demands something more - that unique "wow factor" that amazes customers with impressive culinary surprises and heroic hospitality feats. Reserved only for the industry's "creme de la creme," the award pays tribute to what's truly astonishing - such as the delicate, custom-created china that patrons dine upon at MEGU; the tiny, handcrafted igloos that cool and accompany each plate of sushi; the freshly shaven wasabi; and a distinctly authentic, yet decadent interior design that is setting new standards for Japanese restaurants everywhere.
"No doubt, the core aspects of MEGU's service, cuisine and the restaurant itself are daring, polished and superb," says Joseph Cinque, President/CEO of the AAHS. "But it's the incarnation of what's incredible, even unbelievable, that's immortalizing MEGU. We're thrilled to recognize all the artistic integrity, conscientious efforts and imaginative talent that have shaped this exquisite, highly differentiated fine-dining experience. The International Six-Star Diamond Award is a well-deserved 'toast' to the taste and textures of what defines MEGU."
Established in 2004, MEGU New York is the flagship restaurant to four additional MEGU restaurants. These restaurants are located throughout the world, making it an international icon of Japanese heritage and culture. In the aftermath of last year's earthquake in Japan, many tales of tragedy have been told. Yet since then, the stoic Japanese people have witnessed blessings - even triumphs, too. And that's exactly what Koichi Yokoyama, MEGU's president, hopes the people in his native country will see when he accepts this highly prestigious award on behalf of his New York restaurant.
"Receiving this award is an honor of such greatness within our industry, yet it's also a symbol of hope for the Japanese," Yokoyama says. "It demonstrates our ability to achieve extraordinary excellence, and inspires us to remember the success we are capable of achieving."
About MEGU Restaurant
Meaning "blessing" in Japanese, MEGU delivers sophisticated, organic dining experience - a veritable celebration of the very best in service, ingredients and cutting-edge aesthetics. Using the finest, rarest ingredients worldwide, MEGU seamlessly serves up authentic Japanese cuisine with an avant-garde flair. Distinct unto themselves, yet sharing a common mission to provide only the best, MEGU welcomes guests at these additional international locations - Midtown (New York); the Lotte Hotel in Moscow; The Pearl in Doha; Leela Palace in New Delhi; and The Alpina Gstaad in Gstaad, Switzerland, opening December 2012.
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