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ESCA Bimbadgen receives top gong at restaurant industry awards

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Esca, Bimbadgen in Pokolbin has been awarded NSW Regional Restaurant in a Winery & NSW Regional Tourism Restaurant at the Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards!

Adam Morris, General Manager of Bimbadgen says “This is wonderful recognition for Executive Chef, Nick Samaras and his team who have been pioneers fine dining in the Hunter Valley, showcasing Bimbadgen wines and the very best local produce.”

More than 335 local restaurants, cafes and catering businesses gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged over 67 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at Luna Park, Sydney.

The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the state. The Awards for Excellence is the only program in Australia where the judging criteria is determined by consumers who rank what is important to them in the dining experience.

The Awards are judged by an independent team of trained judges who anonymously visit the venues to determine the restaurant/café winners. The scores are based on the entire dining experience from food to the customer service experienced when the judges anonymously dine.

R&CA CEO Juliana Payne says, “Esca Bimbadgen should be proud of their achievements. Running a hospitality business isn’t easy – there’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that goes into to making it work. But when you get the right mix of staff, produce and service, the results can be extraordinary.” 

Bimbadgen is excited to be a finalist in the National Awards for Excellence, to be announced on Monday 29 October 2018.