Distinguished Restaurant of North America (DiRoNA) Award
There are only 797 restaurants in the world that currently hold a Distinguished Restaurant of North America (DiRoNA) Award -one of the most prestigious awards for fine dining- and The Cliff House Dining Room has just been added to this elite roster. The award was officially presented at the gala ceremony during DiRoNA's Annual Conference on October 1, 2003 in Montreal, Canada.
"DiRoNA award recipient restaurants signify only the best in fine dining throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. I am incredibly proud of our 59 new award recipients and guarantee that they represent only the best fine dining that is offered in North America," said Rick Powers, Chairman of DiRoNA and Director of Food and Beverage for the Coeur d'Alene Resort, including Beverly's restaurant, located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Based in New York, NY, DiRoNA was established in 1990 to promote the fine dining industry and offers the only fine dining guarantee in all of North America. The DiRoNA Award is bestowed upon only the most distinguished restaurateurs. To become eligible for the Award, restaurants must first be in operation under the same ownership for a minimum of three years. An anonymous, independent 75-point inspection of the property is conducted to review the quality of the food, wine, service, physical property and décor.
The DiRoNA Award is the only program of its kind, scrutinizing every aspect of the dining experience from the making of the reservations to the presentation of the check.
Paul York, General Manager of The Cliff House at Pikes Peak stated. "Along with our AAA four-diamond Award, our two trips to perform at The James Beard House and or "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator Magazine, The Cliff House Dining Room receiving The DiRoNA Award certainly is proof of the passion that we have for food and beverage at this operation."
About The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
Originally built in 1874, The Cliff House at Pikes Peak is located in Colorado's historic Manitou Springs in the Front Range of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Adjacent to Colorado Springs and 70-miles south of Denver, the 55-room Cliff House, second oldest hotel operating in Colorado, features 19th century Victorian charm, décor, and architecture with 21st century technology and service. Following a $10 million renovation in 1997, the hotel now offers Studios, Junior and Deluxe Suites, and Celebrity Suites decorated to evoke memories of such former guests as Theodore Roosevelt, Clark Gable, and P.T. Barnum. Accommodations range in price from $145.00 to $499.00. The Cliff House is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Historic Hotels of America, and Conde Nast Johansens and is included on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Cliff House Dining Room features the continental nouveau cuisine of Chef Scott Savage. With a front veranda, open gardens and patios offering panoramic Rocky Mountain views, The Cliff House at Pikes Peak is the perfect base from which to enjoy the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad, Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Cliff Dwellings Preserve, and Miramont Castle.