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Est. 1996

Issue 150

August 2009

Quilon Restaurant
Celebrates Major Wine Award

 

 

The Michelin-starred Quilon Restaurant in Victoria has been awarded the Wine Spectator magazine's 2009 Restaurant Wine List Award of Excellence.

Each year since 1981, these awards have been recognising restaurants whose wine lists "offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers."

To qualify for an award, a list must offer a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Typically, these lists offer at least 100 selections - Quilon's offers over 140.

The most prominent and widely available wine magazine dedicated to reviews and ratings, Wine Spectator has earned a reputation as the leader in wine criticism. As such, their ratings and awards are highly regarded worldwide.

"I am absolutely delighted to receive such a prestigious award", commented Sriram Aylur, Quilon's Executive Chef. "We have always placed enormous importance on our wine list, handpicking an extensive selection that complements the contrasting flavours and subtle textures featured on the menu. It is fantastic that Wine Spectator has recognised our hard work."

Quilon's wine list was compiled by Peter McCombie, one of the UK's most renowned Masters of Wine, and Sriram Aylur. Their goal was simple: to offer guests the opportunity to enjoy top quality wine alongside their Michelin-starred food.

The restaurant's offering features a great balance between Classical and New World wines, plus an excellent selection at all price points, from a 2006 Domaine Bousquet Tradition at £20 through to a 1986 Chateau Cheval Blanc at £400. It also includes two Indian varieties, the popular Grover's Sauvignon Blanc and La Reserve.

In a rare move for a restaurant, Quilon also offers 80 wines as 375ml half bottles.

Quilon Restaurant 41 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF Tel: 020 7821 1899

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