Friday, July 18, 2014 1:00 AM
SALT LAKE CITY (July 18, 2014) Log Haven, the acclaimed fine-dining destination, has won its eleventh straight Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, an award reserved for restaurants that “offer an interesting and diverse selection of 100 or more wines that are well-presented and thematically match the restaurant cuisine.” With wines thoughtfully selected from all over the world to complement their globally inspired and regionally sourced new American cuisine, Log Haven is one of only five Salt Lake Valley restaurants to win this prestigious award. “We’re thrilled to receive this distinction, especially the recognition of our strength in Californian, French and Italian wines. At Log Haven, be it our culinary or wine programs, we pride ourselves on fusing traditional and modern styles for a while that’s greater than the sum of its parts. Our Old and New World wines really embody that spirit and we couldn’t be more pleased to have those efforts recognized,” said Ian Campbell, Log Haven’s General Manager/Wine Director.
Log Haven is not about to rest on its laurels, or in this case, its grape leaves. Campbell is constantly seeking new ways to enhance the restaurant's acclaimed wine program, most recently by expanding Log Haven’s already impressive offerings to include special wines that are available nowhere else in the state. These “Limited Availability” wines enable Log Haven diners to complete their extraordinary dining experience with a truly unique wine; selections change frequently and currently include Straightline Syrah from Santa Barbara County, and Trinafour Dry Muscat from Mendocino County. Log Haven also features specialty wine and cocktails each month to further broaden their expansive offerings of Old and New World wines. This month's featured wine is Fisher Unity Cabernet 2011. A union between Sonoma and Napa Valley grapes, this Bordeaux-style blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, and is fruit-forward in true California style. It's a perfect match for Log Haven's Peppered Angus Filet and Grilled Bison Teres Major Steak
About Log Haven
With its wildflowers, waterfalls and fine cuisine, Log Haven has long been considered Utah’s premier destination for romantic wilderness dining. Established in 1994 by Owner/Operator Margo Provost, Log Haven is located in a historic log mansion in the Wasatch National Forest, just 20 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, and specializes in seasonal American cuisine. Log Haven has garnered top Mobil, Four Diamond and Zagat rankings and Awards of Excellence from Wine Spectator and DiRoNA and has also won numerous “Best of State” awards, including “Best Fine Dining” medals from 2003-2012 and “Best Restaurant” statues in 2004, 2006 and 2007. In 2009, Log Haven was inducted into the Salt Lake Magazine “Dining Hall of Fame.” In 2011, General Manager Ian Campbell was awarded the Golden Spoon Award for Hospitality from Salt Lake Magazine. Since 2010, Open Table has named Log Haven as one of the "Nation's Top Most Romantic Restaurants."