Congrats to the 2013 CT Restaurant Association Winners

3 Dec

Every year The Connecticut Restaurant Association honors chefs, restaurateurs, and mixologists throughout the state that embody the best of the best in the culinary world.  And, last night they honored all of these great people at their annual CRA Salute to Excellence Award Dinner where the winners from five different categories were announced.  Down below you can find the winners along with the other semi-finalists.  Congratulations to all the people and restaurants involved!

Casual Restaurant of the Year:
Upscale Restaurant of the Year:
 Oyster Club, Mystic
Caterer of the Year:
Chef of the Year:
 Steve Lisitano, Pavilion Catering, Middletown
Pernod Ricard Mixologist of the Year:
John Tsipouras, Bricco, West Hartford
Restaurateur of the Year:
Jimmy Cosgrove, Salute, Hartford
Hospitality Hall of Fame:
The Marchetti Family of Restaurants (Columbus Park, Applausi, and Tarantino)
Friend of the Industry Award:

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