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Il Cortile Ristorante, La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant receive Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 

–Il Cortile Ristorante and La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant are proud to announce the world’s foremost wine publication, Wine Spectator, officially honored both Paso Robles restaurants with 2019 Awards of Excellence.

The awards will be featured in the Aug. 31 issue of Wine Spectator, which hits newsstands on Tuesday, July 16.

Both restaurants were lauded for their outstanding food quality, exciting dining and cocktail menus, elite service and their robust and thoughtful wine lists that offer a range of prices to encourage exploration, and represent Paso’s top wineries.

“We are truly humbled,” said Sommelier Carole MacDonal, wine and beverage director for each eatery, and co-owner with her husband, Chef Santos MacDonal. The couple also own The Truck. “We pride ourselves on finding the best local and international wines that truly pair well with Chef Santos’ dishes.”

Il Cortile Ristorante has won the Award of Excellence for six consecutive years. La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant has won the Award of Excellence for three consecutive years.

Only six restaurants in San Luis Obispo County were honored, they include: Il Cortile, La Cosecha, The Restaurant at Justin, Robin’s Restaurant, Novo Restaurant and Lounge, and Lido at Dolphin Bay.

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine restaurants in 1981. The complete list of award winners is available here.

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