Wine Spectator award raises cheers for Hohokus Inn

August 15, 2013 by  

The Hohokus Inn and Tavern recently announced that it has been the recipient of the Award of Excellence for 2013 from the Wine Spectator. This accolade is very much sought-after and it is most likely that the Inn has been using banner to let the community know of it.

Restaurants boasting a wine list of 100 or more quality wine selections best suited to their cuisine, menu, price and ambiance are the ones that the award recognizes. These wines also need to appeal to a wide range of those who love, know, and appreciate their wines.

According to Robert Lipkin, the Wine Director for the Inn, the venue was recognized for the strengths and quality of its wine service and program. He says it has a wide selection of wines from France, Italy, and California, all of which are moderately priced, and a wine cellar below much of the space of the tavern. Here, he said, are 300 labels of wine numbering at close to 1,100 bottles. They are displayed in the Crystal Room, which has been made into a custom wine cabinet and remains temperature controlled.

The historic Inn came under new management in 2009 and was restored and redesigned at that time. The casual tavern (seating 33 people), an outdoor fireplace, and a bluestone patio were added. Andrew Rodriguez, the executive chef, creates gourmet and innovative American fare using fresh ingredients and produce from local and regional farmers as part of the Inn’s ware.