DiRoNA News

Visit DiRoNA in Booth #663 at the National Restaurant Show

Visit the DiRoNA booth #663 at this years National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, IL. The NRA Show hosts a spirited four days of meeting, seeing, tasting, testing and more.  Click Here to learn more   NRA SHOW WRAP UP VIDEO from NRA Show on Vimeo. Experience...

Join Us For The 2017 DiRoNA Annual Reunion Luncheon

DiRoNA is proud to have awarded over 650 distinctive restaurants across North America since its inception in 1990. To celebrate our wonderful organization and honor our Hall of Fame members, DiRoNA hosts an annual reunion luncheon in Chicago occurring during the...

What It Means to be a DiRoNA Awardee

What it means to be a DiRoNA Awardee. As a longstanding member of DiRoNA, it’s my pleasure to offer you a little insight into how much the association means to me and the positive relationship I have with many of the members. It was 1977; I had just married my wife...

Chimney Park Recognized as one of Continent’s Best

WINDSOR — A think tank forms in the kitchen before every shift at Chimney Park Restaurant & Bar. In a matter of hours, the night's elite four-course tasting menu is drafted from scratch, giving diners a unique fine-dining experience at every visit to the downtown...

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Winners! The DiRoNA Award Scholarship Fund is managed and administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Each year DiRoNA provides 4-6 scholarships in the United States and 2 scholarships in Canada....

Meet the Chef: Bill Brady of Sonoma Restaurant

Bill and Kim Brady opened Sonoma Restaurant in Princeton in September of 1996, “realizing their dream of owning and operating what has become Central Massachusetts, premier dining establishment.” Sonoma and executive chef Bill Brady both have garnered ongoing local...

New 2016 DiRoNA Awarded Restaurants!

We would like to officially announce our new 2016 DiRoNA Awarded restaurants! As always, we have discovered some very worthy restaurants of the DiRoNA Award. We are very proud to officially congratulate the restaurants listed below on their Achievement in Distinction...

Carisma Hosts Lunch for Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner

On October 28, 2016, DiRōNA awarded restaurant Carisma on King Street in Toronto, ON hosted lunch for DiRōNA Executive Director Scott Breard, former Canadian Prime Minister The Right Honourable John Turner, and DiRōNA founder John Arena. John Arena owned Winstons...

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