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Monettes again honored for wine list


For the second consecutive year, Monettes Artisan Fish and Steak restaurant, located at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort, has received one of the world’s most prestigious awards for its outstanding wine list.

Wine Spectator magazine, the premier publication on wine, food and travel – read by wine and food aficionados world-wide – has presented its coveted “Best of Award of Excellence” honor to Monettes, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s signature oceanfront restaurant.

“Wine Spectator’s reputation, extremely high standards, and dedication to excellence makes this a real honor,” said Mark Monette. “It’s wonderful to be recognized for our dedication to wine, food, and customer service.”

Monettes is the only restaurant on Hawaii Island to be honored with the publication’s “Best of Award of Excellence” this year, and is one of just five restaurants in the state to be recognized with the award.

While Monettes Artisan Fish and Steak is celebrating just two years of operation here on Hawaii Island, the Monette family has owned and managed the respected Flagstaff House Restaurant in Boulder, CO, for 40 years.

“Presenting a well-balanced selection of wines – older vintages alongside new releases and venerable Old World wines together with exciting New World offerings – to our guests is something we have been committed to for decades,” Monette said.

The Flagstaff House also was honored with the Wine Spectator Grand Award again this year. The first Colorado restaurant to be awarded the magazine’s top award, Flagstaff House is one of just a few restaurants in the world to have achieved this honor every year since opening (1983).

Only about 80 restaurants world-wide have achieved the “Grand Award” designation, which is bestowed on a handful of restaurant wine lists each year.

The August 31 issue of Wine Spectator magazine will feature the 2010 Restaurant Wine List Award winners – a “roadmap for your wining and dining pleasure in… restaurants around the globe”, according to the magazine’s promotion of this popular annual issue.

The magazine, available on-line and in full-color, large format, print edition, will be published in mid-August.

Monettes was founded by brothers Mark and Scott Monette in early 2009. The brothers also own and operate the award-winning Flagstaff House in Boulder, Colo.

Monettes Artisan Fish and Steak features the finest meats and freshest seafood in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical settings. It is all delivered with the warm, professional service the Monette family has become known for over the past 38 years.

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