Monday night the best in the industry gathered to celebrate Wine Enthusiast‘s list of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants in 2018. Inside this August issue, Wine Enthusiast features 59 new restaurants on the list for the year, and also highlights Mexico’s 10 best wine restaurants. Inside you can also find the new restaurant hall of fame, which honors restaurants that have appeared on the list four or more times.
To celebrate the issue, we gathered for a panel at The Landmark at 57th Street, where we heard from Lauren Friel (wine director at Dirt Candy), Matthew Kudry (wine director at Flora Bar), Alexandra Cherniavsky (beverage manager at The Love) and Christopher Gross (chef at Geordie’s at The Wrigley Mansion). Here they discussed the trends in the wine and restaurant industry and answered audience questions, including their thoughts on the rosé boom. (It’s here to stay, we just need more quality rosés!)
To discover all of the restaurants that made the list, check out Wine Enthusiast, and to stay up to date on New York City’s culinary scene, follow our Chow Bella section in Bella Magazine!