Corks pop for Crowne Plaza Surfers
VISITORS to Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise are certain to have an extensive choice of beverages, after the property’s Balthazar Wine & Dining venue received a “3 Glass” rating from Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards.
Sommelier and wine & beverage manager, David Stevens-Castro - pictured with a celebratory tipple - has taken the eatery to the top level within 24 months of its opening.
In the world of wine a 3 Glass rating is the highest that can be achieved, and is said to be equivalent to Michelin Stars or Hats given for gastronomic excellence.
Balthazar offers more than 500 local and global wines, married with a range of tapas alongside a private degustation experience for up to 18 guests.
The judges hailed Stevens- Castro’s talent and passion for wine, as evidenced by the “astute listings” including top wines by the glass at accessible prices.