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Royal Cliff Celebrates 5 Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for 8th consecutive year

Royal Cliff Hotels Group held an evening of unparalleled wine tasting in celebration of receiving Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence 2014 for 5 of its outstanding restaurants at the Head of State Chambers of the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel.

Royal Cliff Hotels Group General Manager and Acting President of the DeVine Wine Club, Mr. Antonello Passa, gave a warm welcome speech thanking guests for being part of the wonderful celebration and conveyed his congratulations to the 5 restaurants that received the prominent honours namely the Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar –Excellence & Heritage, Rossini and Cigar Lounge– The Godfather’s Favourite, Chrysanthemum –Dynasty Chinese Cuisine, Caprice – Taste of Riviera and Larn Thong –Authentic Thai Traditions. Dr. Iain Corness, a valued deVine Wine Club member, also took the stage and congratulated Royal Cliff for once again securing the prestigious awards for 8 consecutive years.

Over 100 deVine Wine Club members and valued guests enjoyed the combination of delightful hors d’oeuvres and canapés prepared by Royal Cliff’s award-winning culinary team and a selection of fine wines from 7 award-winning suppliers. The wonderful array comprised of fresh sushi and sashimi, an exceptional cheese counter and savory cold cuts as well as taste bud tempting desserts including delectable chocolate mousse, succulent macaroons and delightful lemon mascarpone meringue tart. Exceptional wine labels featuring satin-smooth red wines, sparkling wines and white wines such as Modà Montepulciano d' Abruzzo D.O.C. Talamonti, Abuzzo 2012, Crémant de Limoux Brut A.O.P. Gérard Bertrand, Languedoc-Roussillon 2010 and Sauvignon Blanc, the Vidal Estate, Marlborough 2006 ensured that there was something for every palate. With light, soothing music from Royal Cliff’s popular band in the background, guests experienced a truly remarkable evening of amazing food and wine, socializing and live entertainment.

“We are delighted that 5 of our restaurants have been recognized with Wine Spectator’s prestigious Best of Award of Excellence 2014 for the 8th consecutive year.” Mr. Antonello Passa, General Manager of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Acting President of the deVine Wine Club said. “We are proud that our restaurants possess such a distinctive array of quality wines that appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. I would like to congratulate our Executive Chef Walter Thenisch and our talented F & B team for a job well done throughout the years and wholeheartedly thank them for all their help, effort and support in helping Royal Cliff achieve this much celebrated success!”

Wine Spectator’s prestigious “Best of Award of Excellence” is presented to restaurants with at least 350 selections of fine wine with superior presentation appealing to a wide range of wine lovers. Royal Cliff is home to 11 exceptional restaurants that offer a tempting variety of dining options. Being honoured repeatedly through the years has confirmed the excellent food and wine pairings it offers and the avant-garde dining experience that all its restaurants provide.

Situated on a 64 acre private parkland estate overlooking the stunning Gulf of Thailand, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group has been honored with multiple awards and recognition from organizations of national and international repute. It is home to four award winning 5-star hotels offering a sensory experience defined profoundly by its style, culture and elegance - all presented with the distinctive spirit of the State of Exclusivity and Fascination.

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