Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton, NJ and Westbury, NY to Host VIP Events to Celebrate Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” Wins

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Spuntino Westbury’s Event is on Thursday, September 8th and Spuntino Clifton’s Event is on Friday, September 9th

Allendale, NJ (PRUnderground) September 8th, 2022

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton, New Jersey and Westbury, NY announced today that they are celebrating their individual “Best of Award of Excellence” 2-Glass Awards, which they recently received from Wine Spectator Magazine, with two special invitation-only events.

To celebrate, the restaurants are hosting private, VIP Happy Hours to showcase their award-winning wines and legendary service with highly-valued customers and other special guests. Invited to the events will be local officials, each restaurant’s best VIP customers, area food and beverage influencers, Doherty’s senior executives, and members of the culinary and wine press.

Guests will be treated to select wines, passed hors ‘oeuvres, a few words from the Doherty family, and a champagne toast to commemorate the prestigious honors. The event is scheduled to run for approximately one hour.

  • Spuntino Westbury, NY’s Event will be held on Thursday, September 8th at 6pm.
  • Spuntino Clifton, NJ’s Event will be held on Friday, September 9th at 6pm.

Each year, the Best of Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants that excel in offering guests critically acclaimed selections from top producers and regions from around the world. Both Clifton and Westbury won the coveted 2-Glasses awards. This is the fourth consecutive year Westbury’s Spuntino bar has earned a 2-Glass recognition. This is the first year Clifton’s Spuntino Wine Bar has earned the prestigious 2-Glass recognition having earned Award of Excellence recognitions in the past.

“What better way to celebrate this incredible accolade from Wine Spectator Magazine than to spend some time with our favorite wine lovers and hoist a glass to our team’s success,” said Tim Doherty, President and Chief Operating Officer of Doherty Enterprises.  “These awards affirm the unique service and selection we offer at Spuntino and our hope is that more people in the area will stop in and discover this exceptional pair of first class restaurants.”

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas has made it a goal to introduce their guests to a wonderful breadth of world-class international wine that is paired with an expansive Italian, small plate menu. The restaurants focus on fresh, local and seasonal ingredients with a menu that changes four times a year.

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas Westbury Plaza is located at:

The Gallery at Westbury Plaza

1002 Old Country Road

Garden City, NY 11530

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas Clifton Commons is located at:

Clifton Commons

70 Kingsland Rd

Clifton, NJ 07014

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About Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas set out with the goal of introducing a wonderful breadth of world-class international wine that is paired with an expansive Italian, small plate menu. Our wine list and food menu are thoughtfully prepared and selected by a team that strives to introduce our guests to new, fresh Italian flavors. With over 350 world-class wines available by the bottle, more than 60 wines by the glass, four wines on tap, and three wine flights offered daily, Spuntino really does have something for everyone.

About Doherty Enterprises, Inc.

Established in 1985, Doherty Enterprises owns and operates more than 130 restaurants in New Jersey,
New York, Florida and Georgia, including five restaurant concepts: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar,
Panera Bread, Chevys Fresh Mex and its own concepts, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and Spuntino Wine
Bar & Italian Tapas. In addition, Doherty Enterprises is also a franchisee of Sola Salon Studios with 11
locations in Staten Island and New Jersey. Doherty Enterprises is ranked 23rd in Top 200 Franchisees in
the United States by Restaurant Finance Monitor and is recognized as the 80th largest Foodservice revenue
company in the United States by Nation’s Restaurant News, the 73rd largest privately held business in
the New York Metro area by Crain’s Business, and 24th largest privately held company in New Jersey by
NJBIZ. The Doherty vision is to be the “Best Food Service Company in the Communities We Serve” and
its mission is to “Wow Every Guest Every Time, Wow our People, Wow Our Communities and Wow Our
Suppliers.” Doherty Enterprises has also been lending a helping hand to team members and their
immediate families when financially burdened through the WOW a Friend Foundation. To date, the
foundation has assisted more than 3,900 people and donated over $5.1 million directly back to those in
need. (www.DohertyInc.com).

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