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I.d. Receives Wine Spectator Award for fifth consecutive year


I.d., a modern American kitchen located inside the Delafield Hotel, has earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence 2022 recognition. This annual program acknowledges restaurants around the world as top destinations for wine lovers. This is the fifth consecutive year I.d. has earned this award.

Wine Spectator began its program to honor the world’s best wine lists in 1981. Winners of this award display a wine list with great breadth spanning across several regions from around the world and show a deep commitment to wine. I.d.’s wine list is perfectly crafted to complement each dish that’s hand made in house with the freshest ingredients.

“Creating one-of-a-kind dishes that pair perfectly with our incredible wine selection is what we do best,” said Bailey Fornell, general manager of I.d. “We are honored to receive this recognition and we can’t wait to celebrate this great honor with all our employees and guests.” 

I.d. adds this recognition to its growing list of awards including Open Table’s Diners Choice Award. 

We invite our guests to come in and try our wine and food pairing possibilities which are baked right into our “by the glass” section on our wine list. This allows your server or sommelier put together great pairings for you as you dine without having to buy the whole bottle. Here are a few of our perfect pairings:

Kuranui, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 2020 paired with I.d.’s Warm, Whipped Feta & Herbs
Suvignon Blanc loves sour cheeses like feta and Chevre-style goat cheese. This warm, gooey, tangy feta on warm, soft house-made wheat pita bread slices with stewed cherry tomatoes is absolutely magical when paired with a tart, crisp Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.

Chehalem, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2019 paired with I.d’s Wild King Salmon a la Planxa
This salmon plating has shaved porcini mushrooms, grilled mushrooms and garlic mushroom jus with farro grain for the starch component, making this a very earthy salmon plating. The sour cherry, violets and black tea components of Chehalem Pinot Noir pair beautifully with this very rustic salmon dish.

Château Les Justices, Sauternes, Bordeaux 2015 paired with I.d.’s Foie Gras & French Toast 
This delicate, lemon and honey saturated wine (Sauternes) with Foie Gras is a classic French food and wine pairing. I.d.’s current foie plating with fried brioche bread, strawberries, macadamia crumble and cherry maple is an absolute symphony on the palate when you buy a single ounce (yes, it is available for purchase by the ounce to make it easier to pair with savory dishes as they come!) of I.d.’s Sauternes wine to have just while you enjoy your Foie Gras & French Toast!


About Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 15,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.

About I.d.

Enticing guests to try something new and share with friends, I.d. provides a menu brimming with randomly inspired shared plates and craft cocktails. The restaurant is located inside the Delafield Hotel in Delafield, Wis. and offers incredible experiences unique to each visit. For more information, call 262.646.1620 or visit the website.

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