Newly Awarded Restaurant

Contest Winners

Napa Conference

August is busy for most of our DiRoNA Awarded restaurants as the summer begins to wind down. Patios are still open, school is about to begin or already begun, thoughts are moving to the fall season menu selections. We have been busy as well, putting the final touches on the 2018 DiRoNA Conference in Napa, CA in September! 

We are excited to announce our newest DiRoNA Awarded restaurant BlueBlood Steakhouse in Toronto, ON. This fabulous restaurant is located inside the historic Casa Loma. You will enjoy a refined dining experience blending both modern and classic styles to create a truly stunning visual experience. The menu features a wonderful selection of steak and seafood as well as a superb wine list. Both BlueBlood Steakhouse and Don Alfonso 1890 (originally Rosewater, awarded in 2003) are owned by Liberty Entertainment Group. Congratulations to our newest DiRoNA Awarded restaurant!

We receive many nominations for restaurants all across North America on our website. If you have had a great experience at a fine dining restaurant and believe they are worthy of the DiRoNA Award, please use this link to nominate your favorite. DiRoNA recognizes restaurants in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean including Bermuda. You can find an awarded restaurant by using our directory and clicking the My Location button to find one near you. You can also search by city if you are traveling!

BlueBlood Steakhouse

Located in Casa Loma – Toronto, ON

Since the beginning of 2018 DiRoNA has been giving away gift certificates to our awarded restaurants! Every week we offer the chance to win and have dinner at one of our landmark restaurants. Earlier this year we gave away a $100 gift certificates for Beverly’s in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Out of 100’s of entries, Margo P. was our lucky winner. She and her husband used the gift certificate to celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary! They enjoyed a wonderful meal and dessert along with a spectacular view. 

You can check our contest page at this link. Check back often as the contest changes from week to week! We also promote the contest through social media so be sure to find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

“The founders of DiRōNA had one simple idea in mind: To preserve and promote the ultimate in distinguished dining.”

Every year since DiRoNA was founded in 1990 we have given away scholarships for students pursuing careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry. Our scholarship program is open to both American and Canadian students to encourage them to pursue their passion. Areas of study include but are not limited to culinary, pastry, hospitality, sommelier, oenology (winemaking), and beer brewing. There are many different areas that make up the foodservice industry as a whole and DiRoNA shows their support by providing scholarships.

The deadline for Canadian scholarships is quickly approaching! Click this link for more details. American scholarships will be available in the New Year!

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