Council Oak at Hard Rock Sacramento Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award in 2022
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Among the World’s Best Restaurants for Wine—
Wheatland, Calif. (July 14, 2022) — Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2022 Restaurant Awards, which celebrate the world’s best restaurants for wine.
“I want to congratulate all 3,169 restaurants that earned one of Wine Spectator’s three awards for their devotion to all things wine,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “These awards not only guide our readers to dining establishments with impressive wine lists and outstanding service, but also serve to honor restaurants for their achievements and commitment to maintaining pristine cellars. We are thrilled to reveal our 2022 Dining Guide, which points to places where wine drinkers are warmly welcomed.”
“We are honored to receive Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for Council Oak Steaks & Seafood,” said Mark Birtha, President of Hard Rock Sacramento. “Our culinary team has worked tirelessly with local and regional wineries, farmers, and vendors to develop an amazing dining experience for our guests to enjoy in Northern California.”
Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 1,782; 1,290; and 97 winners this year in each respective category.
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Hard Rock Sacramento at Fire Mountain has won the Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.
Wine Spectator’s special Restaurant Awards issue becomes available to readers July 12.
Follow the Restaurant Awards on Instagram (@wsrestaurantawards), with hashtag #WSRestaurantAward, and at Restaurants.WineSpectator.com, where all winners can be searched by location and sorted by attributes including name, proximity, award level, cuisine and pricing. Winners are also profiled in the free Restaurant Awards app, available for iPhone and iPad users.
About Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.
About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain features the latest in live music and entertainment, hospitality, world-class gaming, and exceptional cuisine. The property offers a hotel with multiple suite options, a large gaming facility with 1,600 slot machines and 60 table games, along with an outdoor pool and deck area, large meeting space and five unparalleled restaurants. HARD ROCK LIVE is a flexible event center with the capability to host a multitude of programs including live shows, premier sporting events, and galas featuring up to 2,500 seats. The property includes signature brand amenities like the Sound of Your Stay® in-room music program, a Rock Shop®, Unity Store, and a Body Rock® fitness center. ROCKTANE GAS + SMOKE, a Hard Rock branded state-of-the-art gas service station and drive through smoke shop, is the first on the West Coast. For more information on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain visit www.hardrockhotelsacramento.com.