2017 marks the sixth consecutive year of Vittoria's involvement as Presenting Partner of the Cuisine NZ Good Food Awards. Vittoria Coffee customers were among the decorated restaurateurs, chefs, sommeliers and industry professionals at this years awards. Held on Monday 7th August 2017 at the Auckland War Memorial Museum with audience of over 400 industry guests, the annual awards celebrate the world-class dining scene in New Zealand.
Of the four restaurants awarded the ultimate three-hat tribute, two were Vittoria Coffee customers: Kazuya and Merediths. In addition, Cassia, Pacficia, Palate and Victoria Street Bistro all received two hats, while Baduzzi and Chameleon received one.
Three hats denote a perfect score, and are reserved for those establishments that deliver the consummate restaurant experience. CEO Les Schirato presented the Cuisine Restaurant of the Year along with Cuisine Magazine Editor Kelli Brett to Pacifica and the Vittoria Coffee Chef of the Year accolade to Ed Verner of Pasture, the chef known for pushing boundaries and using the very best of local produce.
"We are so honoured to be part of the constant evolution of the New Zealand food scene, having been in business here for over 20 years" said Vittoria Food and Beverage CEO, Les Schirato. Vittoria is also honoured to partner with culinary legends Ben Bayly (The Grove, Baduzzi), Michael Meredith (of Merediths), renowned restauranteur Michael Dearth (Baduzzi, The Grounds), Sid Sahrawat (Sidart, Cassia) and Phil Clark (Phil's Kitchen). As some of the country's most discerning chefs, they demand products of exceptional provenance, which is reflected in their choice to serve Vittoria coffee.
Guests were served delicious cups of Vittoria's signature Oro Blend, from the Vittoria Coffee espresso bar, showcasing the Faema E61 Legend machine and this year's limited edition fashion takeaway cups and crockery.
Congratulations to the award winning restaurants which choose to serve Vittoria Coffee:
Cuisine Restaurant of the Year: Pacifica
Victoria Street Bistro
For the full list of winners, click here