wine-spectator-award-of-excellence-2013.JPGLake Placid's only Four Diamond lodging & dining property impresses wine connoisseurs Lake Placid, N.Y. - On the heels of Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa's recent AAA Four Diamond Award for the 29th consecutive year, comes news that its accompanying The View Restaurant has been honored with its 14th straight Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The framed certificate, signed by Editor and Publisher Marvin R. Shanken, says, "This restaurant is honored by Wine Spectator for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world." The View Restaurant was also the recent recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award for the sixth year in a row. "The combination of achievements for The View Restaurant speaks to diners with discriminating tastes," said Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa owner Ed Weibrecht. "Our staff, led by Restaurant Manager Katie Welch, Executive Chef Jarrad Lang, and wine and spirit expert Barry Sears, is committed to the highest level of service and satisfaction. These awards are a tribute to them and the food and beverage employees who work with them." The hotel and restaurant own the distinction of being Lake Placid's only resort offering Four Diamond lodging and dining. It's setting, directly overlooking Mirror Lake, is unmatched. "The Wine Spectator Award is one of the benchmarks of upscale restaurants," said Welch. "Our dining room staff was quite proud to receive the news of this accolade, and it reinforces our commitment to the wine connoisseur who wishes to dine with us. We will continue to choose the finest vintages to meet the expectations of Mirror Lake Inn guests." As The View Restaurant guests peruse the wine list, they will find over 375 selections, according to Sears. "Our list encompasses both local and international wines, with an emphasis on quality," stated Sears. "I try to find selections that tell a story about the winemaker. Many of them I know personally, and their passion shows through in the wines they make."


 About the Mirror Lake Inn The AAA Four Diamond Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is a luxury lakefront resort in the Adirondack Mountains. The Inn, Four Diamond-rated for 29 consecutive years, offers both world-class cuisine and casual dining options, with impeccable service amid awe-inspiring views. No property in New York State, outside Manhattan, has maintained the Four Diamond designation longer than The Mirror Lake Inn. It is the only property in Lake Placid that combines Four Diamond lodging and dining. The Inn's renowned Lake Placid spa pampers the body and refreshes the mind with a comprehensive menu of services. The inn is conveniently located one block from the unique shops found on the village's Main Street. Contact: Sandy Caligiore, 518-302-3086,