SOUTH BAR AND COFFEE SHOP" NAMED AMONG WORLD'S BEST
The list of finalists for the Airport Food and Beverage Awards (FAB Awards) has been released, with the Christchurch finalist among luminaries.
Airport bars in Ibiza, Dubai, Amsterdam, Chicago and London are contending with the Christchurch Airport bar for an award which will be revealed in Dubai on October 2.
Steve Hagerty, General Manager of HMS Host and the "South Bar and Cafe" states the finalists were informed they are on a "roll-call of quality.".
"That's an excellent location to begin," he says, "however it truly is a big achievement to be recognized as the only Southern Hemisphere finalist. ".
Mr Hagerty says the appeal of bench is simple.
"It is quintessentially South Island, "he says. "It highlights numerous of the famous South Island images travellers concern New Zealand to see. Bench offers different zones, so visitors find an area to match their taste - actually. That's from formal fine dining at a white-clothed table to rosemary flavored fries at bench, or tapas with views over the airfield. We offer live songs on Thursday evenings, as part of the popular southern hospitality.
"Being called a finalist makes me proud and thrilled for Christchurch. We have actually been with in the previous 3 years. It's amazing to get around the world recognition for our re-emergence as a place which offers food, beverage, fun and wonderful environments.".
The world recognized Foodie Report describes the list of FAB finalists as "a convincing snapshot of the finest in travel-related, revenue-generating food and refreshment operations worldwide.".