5 Pasadena restaurants win the 2021 Wine Spectator Awards
PASADENA, CA – The coronavirus has posed unique and unprecedented challenges to restaurants in Pasadena. Despite the challenges, several still managed to shine last year, winning a 2021 Restaurant Award from Wine Spectator magazine.
The annual Restaurant Awards honor excellence in restaurant wine lists, as well as those who have demonstrated passion and devoted vast resources to creating exceptional wine programs. This year’s awards are featured in the August 31 issue of Wine Spectator.
The list generally gives us a generous overview of the best places in Pasadena. This year, five restaurants in our city were recognized by the Wine Spectator.
More than 2,900 restaurants in 50 states and 72 countries and territories were recognized this year. The awards are presented in three categories: Award of Excellence, Best Award of Excellence and Grand Prize.
The Grand Award is Wine Spectator’s most prestigious honor, given to the most prestigious wine programs in the world. Read everyone’s profiles 100 current Grand Prix winners,
Typically, Grand Prize recipients offer at least 1,000 or more wine selections, showcasing “immense depth and breadth of regions, producers, vintages and bottle sizes.” All Grand Prix winners must also pass a rigorous inspection of their restaurants, including wine cellars.
Three new restaurants won the Grand Award this year: Brennan’s in New Orleans, Le Bernardin in New York and SingleThread Farms in Healdsburg, California.
Discover the Pasadena restaurants that have been recognized for their excellence this year:
See all this year’s winners Wine Spectator Award.