Two local restaurants have gotten word this week of some vino victories, and they want local wine enthusiasts to know about them.
One is Chester’s Chophouse, the fine dining restaurant at 1550 N. Webb Road, which has been granted Wine Spectator magazine’s Award of Excellence for the fifth consecutive year. Chester’s is the only restaurant in Wichita and one of only seven in Kansas to earn the distinction, which will be noted in the Aug. 31 issue of the magazine.
The other is Yia Yia’s Eurobistro, 8115 E. 21st St. N., which now has four certified sommeliers on staff. Yannic Dozier, Alicia Elleman and Brian McIntosh, all in their 20s, trained with Yia Yia’s resident sommelier John Michael, took an intensive two-day course then passed a rigorous exam earlier this month.