Blackbird Restaurant wins Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence

Cristina and Jesson Gil, owners of The Blackbird
Cristina and Jesson Gil, owners of The Blackbird Photo courtesy of Jesson Gil

Press release from the Blackbird Restaurant:

Asheville, NC, July 2, 2018—On July 2, Wine Spectator announced the Restaurant Winners for 2018. The Blackbird Restaurant in downtown Asheville received the Award of Excellence. Winners in this category are recognized for their carefully selected assortment of quality producers and a thematic match to the restaurant’s menu. The list must also provide a variety of choices that can satisfy the discerning wine aficionado.

“We have been carefully cultivating an extensive wine list over the last year, and I am thrilled our hard work has been recognized by Wine Spectator,” says Jesson Gil, owner of the restaurant.
The Blackbird was noted for its selection of California, French, and Spanish wines, which complement the farm-to-table Southern cuisine. The restaurant will be included in Wine Spectator’s August 31 issue, which hits newsstands on Tuesday, July 17.

The complete wine list can viewed on the Blackbird’s website at theblackbird.com. The Blackbird is open for lunch Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner hours are Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5 p.m.-11 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the restaurant serves brunch from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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