Three Local Restaurants Recipients of Wine Spectator Awards


DETROIT —  Three local restaurants have been bestowed with several awards for their wine programs by Wine Spectator magazine. MGM Grand Detroit’s two Wolfgang Puck restaurants, Wolfgang Puck Steak and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina, were recipients, as well as the Otsego Club and Resort’s Duck Blind Grille in Gaylord. The magazine provides an insider’s view of fine dining, wine, travel, and entertainment.

Wolfgang Puck Steak received the 2014 Best of Award of Excellence, which gives special recognition to restaurants with wine lists that display vintage depth or excellent breadth across several regions. The steakhouse, which was developed specifically for MGM Grand Detroit, carries more than 730 different wine selections at any given time and focuses on boutique, cult and vertical vintages of the most popular producers in the world. Well known for carrying California Cabernet Sauvignon, the restaurant also owns some of the most famous and rare producers in the industry. Wolfgang Puck Steak is one of the few restaurants in Detroit to earn this recognition.

Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina received the 2014 Award of Excellence, which honors wine lists that have a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. The restaurant, which offers old world traditional Italian comfort food, has 320 different wines, mostly from Italian producers.
Between the two restaurants, MGM Grand Detroit has an inventory of more than 8,500 bottles of wine in stock.

The Duck Blind Grille also received the 2014 Award of Excellence, one of only eight restaurants in Northern Michigan to receive the award.