We’ll always have Paris Cork

Felicitations are in order for Cork Wine Bar who took home the RAMMY for Best Neighborhood Gathering Place during the 1940s Casablanca themed celebration at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on Sunday night. To thank all of their friends and neighbours for their loyalty and support, Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts, the owners of Cork, are inviting you to join them for a celebratory Champagne tasting on Saturday, June 12th at 3pm at Cork Market and Tasting Room. I’ve been learning a lot about Champagne recently as I prepare for a quick trip to the region with my husband this summer so I really hope to have the time to drop by! Whether I do or not, I certainly want to extend Cork Wine Bar and all the RAMMY 2010 winners my congratulations for their wins this year.
The 2010 RAMMY Award Winners are:

Chef of the Year: Scott Drewno, The Source by Wolfgang Puck

Fine Dining Restaurant: 2941

Pastry Chef: Anthony Chavez, 2941

Upscale Casual: Vermilion

Rising Culinary Star: Nicolas Stefanelli, Bibiana

Best New Restaurant: Birch & Barley

Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene: Birch & Barley/Churchkey

Neighborhood Gathering Place: Cork Wine Bar

Power Spot: BLT Steak

Joan Hisaoka Associate Member: ProChile/Wines of Chile

Beverage/Mixology Program: PS7’s

Wine Program: Proof

Restaurant Employee: Adolfo Cajchon, Seasons

Restaurant Manager: Mark Politzer, Bourbon Steak

Favourite Restaurant (as voted by online/newspaper ballot): CoCo. Sala

Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award: Bob Madigan

Where Magazine Visitors’ Choice Award: The Capital Grille

2009 RAMMY Honorary Award: The Monocle on Capitol Hill

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