Generations restaurant and Straight Shot spirits program receive honors from Sante magazine Lake Placid, N.Y. - Sante, the magazine for Restaurant Professionals recently presented two distinguished Sante Awards to Generation's, the restaurant and Straight Shot, the bar at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in Lake Placid, New York. Now in their 13th year, the Sante Awards recognize excellence in restaurant food, wine, spirits and service hospitality. The Sante Awards were presented on November 9 at the Villageo Inn and Spa in Yountville, California. What makes receiving a Sante Award so significant is that the Sante Awards program is the only peer judged national restaurant and hospitality competition in North America. Generations won a Culinary Hospitality Award, honoring restaurants and professionals that exhibit outstanding achievement in culinary service and hospitality for - Sustainable Culinary Restaurant, for their outstanding eco-friendly restaurant designed by Executive Chef David Hunt, who working with regional farmers designs and maintains the menu and food to be a sustainable and natural as possible. Generations won the award for the Mid-Atlantic region of the country spanning from Washington DC north to the Canadian border. Straight Shot - the bar at the Golden Arrow won the Sante Spirits Hospitality Award, which honors restaurants and professionals that exhibit outstanding achievement in spirits service and hospitality. Straight Shot won the award in the Hotel/Resort Bar category for the Mid Atlantic region of the country. Other winners included Flying Fish Café - Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Petrossian - Las Vegas, Nevada; Riviera Palm Springs - Palm Springs, California, and Top of the Mark - San Francisco, California. " Receiving this award recognizes all that we are working to achieve in having the food and menu at Generations to be as sustainable as possible. We are working to bridge the gap between farmers and chefs, and it's working", stated chef David Hunt. As stated by Restaurant Manager - Mark Corr, "This is a wonderful award for the Generation's, Sling Shot and for everyone at the Golden Arrow. It truly shows how the hard work and dedication that everyone has put in truly does make a difference, and all in our first year of operation." Since beginning their Green initiative in 2005, The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort has been a leader with creating environmental friendly green programs, amongst hotels and resorts in New York State and nationally. The Golden Arrow is the only property in the United States to have achieved a 5- Green Leaf Rating from Audubon International and the Audubon Greenleaf Eco Rating Program. The Resort's green programs and practices have set high standards for others in the lodging industry to follow. In 2010 the Golden Arrow was a finalist for Innovation Leadership in Sustainable Tourism from The International Ecotourism Society (TIES). In 2008 they were awarded the Environmental Excellence Award from the New York State Department of Energy and Conservation and are the only hotel property to have ever won the award. The Golden Arrow in 2009 received the Good Earthkeeping Award from the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association. In 2007 Jenn Holderied helped to initiate and form a Green Hospitality and Tourism Council for New York State, which launched in fall 2009. The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is located directly on the lake at 2559 Main Street in Lake Placid, New York has 166 rooms and suites along with extensive conference facilities, full service dining and bar, along with a wide range of amenities on property. For further information or reservations call 518- 523-3353, 800-582-5540 or visit the Golden Arrow's web site - mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
###Photo Caption: (L-R) Restaurant Manager Mark Corr and Executive Chef David Hunt Receiving Sante Awards from Sante Magazine for Generations Restaurant and Straight Shot Bar at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in Lake Placid, New York. Contact: Sharon Burstein (518) 339-4027 SharonBurstein@gmail.com