By Don Douloff, July 31, 2008
Two Skyline Boutique Hotels properties have garnered accolades from the Wine Council of Ontario. The Martini Bar, in the Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre, has won a 2008 Gold VQA Restaurant Award of Excellence, while Eight Wine Bar and Restaurant, in the Cosmopolitan Toronto Hotel and Spa, has earned a VQA Award of Excellence for 2008.
The awards recognize restaurants that are embracing local Ontario VQA wines via substantial VQA wine lists, tasting menus, VQA wines by the glass, winemaker’s dinners and staff training. Restaurants that receive Gold status boast a wine list featuring at least 75 per cent VQA labels.
The Martini Bar offers 45 different labels available by the glass or bottle, while Eight features 110 labels by the glass or bottle.