Published on : Sunday, December 8, 2013
Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) will host its 2014 conference in Louisville October 5-9. The conference will bring together North America’s leading restaurateurs and chefs to discuss the future of dining. This prestigious event was recently held in Vancouver this September. It was held in Cozumel in 2012 and Napa, Calif. in 2011.
“Zagat, Southern Living, Saveur and others have recognized Louisville’s growing dining reputation, and we are thrilled to be coming to ‘the culinary capital of Bourbon Country’ to ‘celebrate the art of culinary excellence,’” said Keith Kehlbeck, Executive Director for DiRoNA. “Because of Louisville’s vibrant ‘foodie’ scene and its central location, we expect a large turnout from DiRoNA award recipients–the best of the best when it comes to North American restaurants.”
“Considering that Louisville probably has more unique and distinguished restaurants and chefs per capita than any other city, it’s fitting and incredible for our city to host this outstanding event,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “For DiRoNA to convene in Louisville is further proof that our city’s food and bourbon scene is deservedly world-famous and getting bigger and better by the week.”
“We are honored that the 600 award recipients of the Distinguished Restaurants of North America have chosen Louisville for their 2014 annual international conference and reunion October 5-9, 2014. Honorees are presented the DiRoNA award based on their reputations for outstanding service, ambiance, and cuisine,” said A.R. Sullivan, Chancellor of Sullivan University System. “The Brown Hotel has been selected as the host hotel. Vincenzo Gabriele of Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant, John Castro and Hazel Matthews of Winston’s Restaurant, and Dean Corbett, owner of Corbett’s American Place Restaurant are chairing the host committee”.