The Bistro at Topsail Receives Wine Spectator's 2018 Award of Excellence

Surf City, North Carolina (July 12, 2018) - The Bistro at Topsail is the proud recipient of Wine Spectator's 2018 Award of Excellence. Only seven restaurants in coastal North Carolina are recipients of this 2018 award, while globally only 2,453 restaurants achieved recognition. 

The Bistro, being Topsail's first and original recipient of this award has managed to bring home the Award of Excellence for yet a fourth year. Chef-Owner Bud Taylor and Sommelier Jena Schmidt have worked hard to create a wine list that is approachable to the beginner as well as the enthusiast.

Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Whether compact or extensive, focused or diverse, these wine lists deliver appropriate choices to satisfy discerning wine lovers. Typically, the winning lists offer at least 90 selections.

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About Chef-Owner Bud Taylor and the Bistro at Topsail
Bud Taylor currently serves as the executive chef and owner of the Bistro at Topsail, a fine-dining farm to table restaurant holding the recent distinctions of Open Table’s 2016 Diners Choice award, Top 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America 2017 - Open Table, Winner of The James Beard Foundation's 2017 Blended Burger Project, and Wine Spectator’s 2018 Award of Excellence. The restaurant is located in the heart of Surf City, North Carolina on Topsail Island and serves a seasonal menu with a focus on North Carolina product and high quality ingredients, many of which are grown on Chef-Owner Bud Taylor’s farm in Holly Ridge, North Carolina. Inspired by his childhood spent learning to cook in his family’s Southern kitchen, Chef-Owner Bud Taylor incorporates Southern foods and flavors into his menu at the Bistro at Topsail.