Kudos to Seattle Magazine and Washington State Wine for hosting a well-organized, well-attended (ok – jam-packed, as you can see by binNotes over-the-heads-of-wall-to-wall attendees’ photo) 2012 Washington Wine Restaurant Awards at the Washington Athletic Club today.
Top awards presented include:
Restaurant of the Year Award: The Metropolitan Grill, Seattle
Walter Clore Honorarium Award for dedication to the advancement of the Washington wine industry: Budd Gould – Founder, Anthony’s Restaurants.
The Winemaker’s Choice Award (chosen by anonymous WA Winemaker group to restaurant they consider most supportive of the wine industry): The Barking Frog at Willows Lodge in Woodinville.
The Washington Restaurant Association Award: Adriatic Grill, Tacoma.
Restaurant Leadership in Business Community Award: Tulalip Bay Dining, Marysville.