Guess Who Won the Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Award for the Second Year Running?

Wine connoisseurs: Time to take a long drive and explore the wine list here!


Cementing its position as a destination of choice for the wine connoisseurs in Malaysia, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas has been honoured with the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence in recognition of the exceptional care that went into curating the wine list at the resort’s signature steakhouse Sea.Fire.Salt.

Considered the world’s highest honour for a restaurant wine programme, Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards recognise dining establishments with a widespread and deep commitment in terms of selection. Before arriving at a decision, the jury also takes into consideration a thematic match to the menu in both price and style, along with the quality and assortment of producers represented.

Anantara Desaru Coast opened in January 2020 with a wine cellar that carried both big names and ambitious new vintners, leading the property to receive the highly coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence the same year — an accolade it retained a year later in 2021.

“It’s an honour to see our signature steakhouse Sea.Fire.Salt named among the world’s top restaurants in terms of wine selection,” said Christian Gerart, General Manager at Anantara Desaru Coast. “Making the list for two consecutive years and seeing that our efforts have been recognised by the industry’s leading experts is a testament to the team’s uncompromising, passionate dedication to the quality of Anantara Desaru’s wine programme, which focuses on organic labels.”

Malaysia’s Desaru Coast, an ambitious integrated luxury resort, was recently named by Time magazine among the World’s Greatest Places. Situated along the Desaru Coast’s 17-kilometre pristine beach, the upscale Anantara property caters to the tastes of the most discerning travellers with multi-storey residential villas, a world-class spa, family activities on and off property, and exciting dining. The beachfront steakhouse, Sea.Fire.Salt offers a taste of the signature Anantara dining experience, where exquisite grilled seafood and steaks are served in an inviting alfresco setting and paired with international wines that offer both quality and value.

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