Dirona – Distinguished Restaurants of North America

On October 25, 2000 by Sal Desai

At the Grand Awards Gala held in the grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York on Wednesday, October 25, 2000. Dirona paid tribute to three exceptional individuals whose lifetime achievements are an inspiration to us all. The 2000 Hall of fame inductees were wine patriarch, Robert Mondavi , well known restauranteur Jean-Jacques Rachou and Posthumously, Pat Cetta, the gregarious host of Sparks Steak House in New York. Michal Cetta accepted the award on be half of his brother. The Hall of fame.