Beckta Dining & Wine and Restaurant E18hteen Receive CAA/AAA’s Four Diamond Rating

Just 2 per cent of more than 30,000 CAA/AAA Approved restaurants receive this rating

CAA North & East Ontario (CAA NEO) is pleased to announce that Beckta Dining & Wine along with Restaurant E18hteen are the only two restaurants in Ottawa to receive the coveted CAA/AAA Four Diamond designation rating for 2016.

Beckta Dining & Wine on Elgin Street, is celebrating 12 years as a Four Diamond recipient, while Restaurant E18hteen is enjoying their third year of Four Diamond status.

“We are continually humbled to be considered amongst the great restaurants of North America by their team of impartial and anonymous reviewers,” says Stephen Beckta, owner of Beckta Dining & Wine. ”We are especially proud to receive this, of all awards, as the CAA/AAA selection process is so rigorous and their standards so high within the fine-dining world."

Restaurants at this level offer a distinctive fine dining experience and attentive service with menu offerings typically distinguished by highly creative chefs using top-quality ingredients. Both are part of a select group of establishments within North America. Currently, just 683 restaurants throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean hold the CAA/AAA Four Diamond Rating.

“CAA NEO is pleased to recognize these two deserving restaurants as Four Diamond establishments,” says Christina Hlusko, CAA NEO president and CEO. “To maintain the exceptional standards required for this rating on a daily basis is an outstanding achievement. It also helps to elevate Ottawa’s evolving restaurant scene, proving that this city does boast some of the highest regarded restaurants and chefs.”

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For 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property inspections. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travellers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insights with CAA/AAA’s trip planning products: the CAA Mobile® app, the online TripTik® Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, and CAA TourBook® guides available to Members at CAA offices.