DiRoNA News

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...

Yono’s Restaurant

Yono's Restaurant has been recognized as a DiRoNA Awarded restaurant since 2007! Yono's Restaurant is a premier fine dining establishment in Albany, NY is owned and operated by the Purnomo family. With only 15 tables, this award-winning restaurant features...

Miradoro Restaurant

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has been recognized as a DiRoNA Awarded restaurant since 2012! Miradoro Restaurant is a partnership between Tinhorn Creek and Manuel Ferreira, former owner of Le Gavroche in Vancouver.  Panoramic views of...

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