The choices have been made and it’s ‘salute’ to Hartford’s Jimmy Cosgrove of downtown’s Salute restaurant. The Ct. Restaurant Assn. has chosen him as the 2013 Restaurateur of the Year!
The association will honor award winners at its annual meeting on December 3 at Mohegan Sun.
The Ct. Hospitality Hall of Fame Awards will go to the Union League Cafe and to The Marchetti Family who own several restaurants in Fairfield County. The Friend of the Industry Award will go to State Sen. Bob Duff while the Vendor of the Year Award will be presented to Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell & Beck LLC.
Online voting is now going on for finalists in categories including Chef of the Year, Caterer of the Year, Casual Restaurant of the Year, Mixologist of the Year and Upscale Restaurant of the Year.
Among the restaurants and individuals who are in the running from the Hartford area include J. Timothy’s in Plainville, The Society Room in Hartford, John Tsipouras of Bricco in West Hartford, Andy Pezzuoli of La Trattoria in Canton and Steve Lisitano of Pavilion Catering in Middletown .
Go to ctrestaurant.org for information.
And Congrats Jimmy!!!! We already knew you were a winner!