The wine industries foremost authority on wine has awarded Mom Tri’s Kitchen with the distinctive Wine Spectators ‘Award of Excellence’ for the 7th time since 2004.
Wine Director for Mom Tri’s restaurants George Ciret expressed his pleasure with the award, “we are very proud to win for another consecutive year, there are not so many restaurants in the world with this award. It is important because the Wine Spectator Magazine is the number one authority for wine in the world.”
Mom Tri’s Kitchen started of with just 120 labels and two cellars, but with the expertise of Mr. Ciret and support of General Manager Adisak Pitukrojjananont, there are now nearly 800 labels and a newly renovated cellar.
Catering to all levels of wine connoisseurs, Mom Tri’s Kitchen has the sommelier corner. Every month Mr. Ciret carefully chooses 16 different wines to be sold by the bottle or by the glass, with prices starting at 1,300 baht per bottle and ranging to the very exclusive.
Good wine is not the only element of an award wining restaurant. Mr. Ciret explains, “Good management is important, everyday we look at the wine list, order more wines and adjust the wine and the vintages on our list. We are always searching the Thai market for new wines from new countries and new grapes.
“Wine is not part of Thai culture, not like in France; when I was young and I saw a bottle of wine on our family table every night. Part of our successful wine management is ongoing training for the staff. I have wine tasting and service training every week. People know that Mom Tri’s restaurants specialize in wine and wine service. The staff must know what is on the current list so they can recommend wine for meals and provide answers about pairings between wine and food”.
About The Award
Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.
To qualify for an award, the list must present complete, accurate wine information. It must include vintages and appellations for all selections, including wines available by the glass. Complete producer names and correct spellings are mandatory, while the overall presentation and appearance of the list is also taken into consideration. After meeting these basic requirements, lists are judged for one of our three awards.
Award of Excellence
For lists that offer a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Typically, these lists offer at least 100 selections
Mom Tri’s Kitchen is located at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale, Kata Noi Beach, Phuket, Thailand. Villa Royale is the creation of famous Thai Architect and artist Mom Luang Tridhosyuth Devakul better known as Mom Tri. Initially Villa Royale was a private hideaway for family and friends and in 2002 Mom Tri transformed it into a resort and opened to the general public.
Mom Tri’s Villa Royale 12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Tel: 076 333 569 ext 824 www.villaroyalephuket.com