Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, the luxurious property in the heart of Kuta Beach, is pleased to announce that Wine Spectator, the prestigious industry publication, has honored the resort’s Bene Italian Kitchen with an “Award of Excellence” for the second year in a row.Wine Spectator recently announced the awards on www.winespectator.com, and will feature Bene and other honorees from across the globe in the August 31 issue which will be available on newsstands on July 21.
“We are very proud to receive this accolade from Wine Spectator for the second consecutive year” said Eelco Böhtlingk, director, food & beverage at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort. “We know Wine Spectator sets a standard that differentiates regular wine lists from truly special ones. This recognition affirms that Bene’s wine list offers guests an extensive and well balanced selection of Italian wines to complement the extraordinary culinary experience.”
Wine Spectator has established a globally revered wine rating and information platform, one that Starwood Asia Pacific uses to guide its Sheraton Select® program to only offer by-the-glass wines that have achieved a 85+ rating from the publication’s experts. Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize dining establishments whose wine lists offer interesting selections, wines appropriately matched to the cuisine, and varietals that appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.
Bene Italian Kitchen, a casual restaurant known for its authentic Italian culinary experience in elegant surroundings overlooking the Indian Ocean, offers a unique wine list with a broad selection of Italian wines, including a special focus on varietals from Tuscany and Piedmont, as well as selections from other key wine regions across the globe. The resort’s international clientele – from countries such as Australia, Korea, Italy, and France – represents a range of preferences that Bene easily accommodates with its extensive wine list including numerous wine-by-the-glass options.
Bene is one of 2,563 Award of Excellence winners chosen by Wine Spectator for 2015. Wine Spectator bestows the Award of Excellence to restaurants with lists that 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 90 or more selections. To qualify, the wine list must present complete, accurate wine information, and include vintages and appellations for all selections, including wines available by the glass. Complete producer names and correct spellings are mandatory. The overall presentation and appearance of the list is also taken into consideration.
Bene Italian Kitchen is situated on the second level of Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort with a stunning view of the Indian Ocean. Under the direction of Executive Chef Rossano Renzelli, Bene offers authentic Italian cuisine with a modern twist served with a selection of world-class wines in a breathtaking ambience. Bene at this resort in Kuta (http://www.sheratonbalikuta.com/) serves a wide range of signature dishes by fusing imported and locally fresh ingredients with a family-sharing food concept. The restaurant’s contemporary and open-air setting is ideal for a holiday celebration, special occasion, romantic dinner for two, or group event. Bene is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
More information about Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is available by visiting www.sheraton.com/balikuta or by calling (62) (361) 846 5555.