Wine Spectator Announces Award of Excellence for ONE FORTY at Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Wine Spectator announced the winners of the magazine’s 2020 Restaurant Awards, honouring ONE FORTY at Four Seasons Resort Lanai with an Award of Excellence. The restaurant specialises in the rich Hawaiian bounty of the land and sea with dishes such as Lanai venison, Kauai shrimp and Hawaiian snapper.
The annual Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards showcase restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. The Award of Excellence recognises thoughtfully chosen wine lists that offer quality and diversity, as well as compatibility with the restaurant’s style and menu. These lists can range in size from just under 100 to several hundred selections. An expert panel of judges evaluated wine programs at hundreds of restaurants including ONE FORTY based on criteria such as menu pairings, location and quality of producers, size of wine list, price point and overall service.
“It’s an honour for Lanai to receive this recognition by Wine Spectator,” says Restaurant Manager Loretta Holley. "Lanai is a secluded island paradise attracting guests from all over the world. We strive to offer a unique wine selection that fits all palates ranging from iconic producers to small artisan farmers."
Inspired by the island's 140 square mile (225 kilometre) radius - not to mention that a medium steak is grilled to perfection at 140 degrees - ONE FORTY offers an extensive wine list, featuring more than 500 wines by the bottle with an emphasis on wines from California, France and Italy as well as a selection of fine wines by the glass via the Coravin system. Some of the sommelier's favourite labels include Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Château Pétrus, and Colgin Estate.