Steves on top of list

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business - By DENISE S. CAHILL

STEVES Bar & Café gen­eral man­ager Glen Par­sons at­tributes the Ned­lands venue’s re­cent award suc­cess in part to cre­at­ing a new wine list ev­ery six to eight weeks.

The Av­enue bar and restau­rant won Wine List of the Year for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year and Restau­rant within a Tav­ern at the re­cent Gold Plate awards and ear­lier in the month re­ceived the Wine List Award at the AHA Hos­pi­tal­ity Awards For Ex­cel­lence.

Mr Par­sons, who pre­vi­ously worked with the McHen­rys from 1999-2005, said reg­u­larly chang­ing the wine list al­lowed dif­fer­ent wine­mak­ers to come in and show them what was avail­able.

He said there were so many great wine re­gions like the Swan Val­ley, Mar­garet River, the Barossa Val­ley and McLaren Vale, it was im­por­tant to change things up for the cus­tomers.

But one sta­ple on the wine menu is McHenry Hohnen, which was co-founded by Steves owner Mur­ray McHenry in 2004.

The McHenry chardon­nay, Steves’ house wine, was re­cently named in the best wines un­der $25 in James Hal­l­i­day’s top 100 that was re­leased last week.

It’s been recog­nised as the best chardon­nay in WA and third best in Aus­tralia.

Mr Par­sons, who re­turned from Sydney with his wife Cindy and chil­dren Amalie (8) and Oliver (5) two years ago, said the awards were good for team build­ing.

“It en­sures the ef­fort the guys put in gets recog­nised and they get a night out to cel­e­brate,” he said. “It’s also an ad­ver­tis­ing point for us be­cause there’s so many restau­rants in the mar­ket and com­pe­ti­tion is fierce.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d462158

Steve's gen­eral man­ager Glen Par­sons be­lieves reg­u­larly re­view­ing the best wine Aus­tralia has to of­fer has led to busi­ness and award suc­cess.

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