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AA Announces New 2017 Rosette Awards In Mid-year Presentations
For the first time ever, five AA rosettes have been awarded in the mid-year AA rosette awards. Michael Wignall’s restaurant at Gidleigh Park has received the first five AA rosette awarded in January in the guidebooks 61 year history.
Alistair Sandall, commercial manager at AA Hotel Services commented:
“While the awarding of five rosettes is usually included in our main Hospitality Awards in September, we all felt that we could not delay this award until then. Michael Wignall has transferred his exquisite skills and style to Gidleigh Park and has made this undoubtedly worth of this accolade.”
Wignall and his team only moved to the Devon hotel in January, from The Latymer at Pennyhill Park where he also held five AA Rosettes. He said of the award:
“This is great news to start 2017 and richly deserved by the brilliant team here at Gidleigh Park. We’re delighted that the inspectors enjoyed their visits to the restaurant and are honoured that they have made an exception to give us the award now. We look forward to welcoming both new and returning guests throughout 2017 and beyond”
Three further restaurants have been promoted to four rosettes and twelve to three rosettes including Celeste at the Lanesborough in London and Bovey Castle also in Devon.
The restaurants awarded new four AA Rosettes are:
The new three AA Rosettes restaurants are
Anglo, London EC1
Boringdon Hall Hotel (Gallery Restaurant), Plymouth
Inver Restaurant, Strachur
The Elderflower Restaurant, Lymington
The Olive Room, Ilfracombe
Tuddenham Mill, Newmarket
Restaurants awarded three AA Rosettes are all outstanding restaurants that achieve standards that demand national recognition well beyond their local area, while those achieving four AA Rosettes are among the top restaurants in the country. To achieve five AA Rosettes, the restaurants are the pinnacle of the nation’s restaurants where the cooking compares with the best in the world and exhibit breath taking culinary skills and set the standards to which other aspire to and yet few achieve.
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