ely Wins Food & Wine ‘Best Wine Experience Award 2012
ely is delighted to have won the Food & Wine ‘Best Wine Experience’ward 2012
This award sums up ely’s approach to wine and recognises ely’s ground breaking introduction of wines by the glass back in 1999 and that we are still “a leader in this area”.
Food & Wine also focused on ely’s themed wine tastings, conducted by Ian Brosnan, as a contributing factor to making ely bar & brasserie “a worthy winner”.
ely wine bar was the 2010 winner of this award.
Ian Brosnan was also nominated for the ‘Best Sommelier Award 2012’ but was pipped by Ed Jolliffe, who started his wine career with ely wine bar and spent almost a decade with us in Ely Place.
The weekend had started with a great review of ely wine bar in Ely Place by Catherine Cleary of The Irish Times. Catherine was very complimentary of our “wonderful” lamb sweetbreads, and described our chicken dish as “chicken for the soul”, the sea trout as”perfectly pan-fried” plus two “perfect [organic] rib-eye steaks and “delicious” deserts.
Catherine started her review by saying that “It’s on nights like these that I love my job” and concluded it with “very good food at excellent value”.
Sounds like the perfect venue to us and not just for someone’s birthday!