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Selanne Steak Tavern Wins Two Golden Foodie Awards

Published: 09/29/2014

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. - Last night, Sunday, September 28, 2014, the third annual Golden Foodie Awards were held at the Fairmont Newport Beach, and Selanne Steak Tavern was awarded two of 26 awards and nominated in a third category. The Golden Foodie Awards, which is open to the public and was attended by over 300 people, is the first "gold carpet" food awards event to recognize the culinary food community and restaurant industry in Orange County. Awards are given to honor the best local independent and chef-driven restaurants, as well Orange County food journalists.

Teemu Selanne opened Selanne Steak Tavern with his co-owner, local businessman Kevin Pratt, in November 2013. At last night's award event, the restaurant won a Golden Foodie Statue for "Best New Restaurant," which was determined by receiving the most peer votes from local chefs and restaurateurs during the Golden Foodies ‘Golden Dine-Out' voting period this past August. The restaurant also won the people's vote for "Best Steak" restaurant. In addition, Selanne Steak Tavern's pastry chef Heather Fisher was one of three to be nominated under the "Best Pastry Chef" category.

"It was a great honor to accept these Golden Foodie Awards on behalf of the entire dedicated team at Selanne Steak Tavern. Special kudos and thanks are well-deserved by Executive Chef Joshua Severson, Pastry Chef Heather Fisher and their hard-working, goal-oriented crew," said Selanne. He continued, "Our goal has always been to host Orange County locals, our friends and guests from far and near - giving them a warm welcoming experience, great food, wines and beverages - all in a relaxed, attractive setting."

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About Selanne Steak Tavern
Selanne Steak Tavern, located at 1464 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, opened in November 2013 and is owned by legendary former Anaheim Duck's hockey player and six time Olympian Teemu Selanne and local Orange County businessman Kevin Pratt. Housed in a reimagined 1934 historic home along the Pacific Coast, it's an upscale contemporary steak house with an upstairs dining room, downstairs tavern and bar area, a wine room for more intimate dining, and two patios for alfresco dining. The restaurant supports local farms and fisheries that practice sustainability and humane practices. Menus feature the finest of steaks and seafood served with a variety of accompaniments enhanced by herbs from the restaurant's herb garden. The discerning wine list is primarily focused on Napa cult wines and wines from vineyards throughout California. "The BlackList" offers a select group of high-end, hard-to-find global wines with a reference component for guests to learn more about the selections via an iPad. Craft signature cocktails are created from quality farmers' market produce, homemade mixers and top-notch shelf spirits. Selanne Steak Tavern is open for dinner only, Tuesday through Sunday starting at 5 p.m. For reservations and more information, please call 949-715-9881 or visit

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