Blyth's Part II Bistro again tops the province - April 20, 2017
BY DENNY SCOTT
For the third year running, Part II Bistro, the creation of owner/head chef Peter Gusso, has been recognized for its excellent service by tourism website TripAdvisor.
Gusso recently received word that the restaurant had once again been the top-rated Canadian Cuisine restaurant in the province on the site and the top rated bistro over thousands of other competitors.
Gusso said both awards are great, but the one that recognizes Canadian Cuisine shines a light on the effort he puts into keeping his food as local as possible.
“That’s what has made the restaurant what it is,” he said in an interview with The Citizen. “Using local food in what we make is paramount.”
The awards are based on recommendations the restaurant has accrued from the TripAdvisor website. The majority of the Bistro’s reviews are exemplary with almost 90 per cent of the reviews giving the restaurant five out of five stars and the remaining reviews at four of five stars.
The restaurant has previously been recognized for top ratings in the two categories in 2016 and was named the number one restaurant in the province against 28,000 competitors in 2015.
The restaurant also recently made the Readers Digest Canada online top 30 brunches in Canada.
Local organizations, including the Huron Chamber of Commerce - Goderich, Central and North Huron association, have recognized the restaurant for the quality of food and service provided. The chamber awarded Gusso with the Hospitality Business Award at the annual Spirit of Success Awards Gala in 2016.
Gusso said the staff is just as responsible for the award as he is, and they are all very pleased with the awards. He says its an indication of what they need to keep doing.
“That’s what has kept us winning these awards for the past three years,” he said.
He said that, aside from sourcing locally, the dining experience is what he wants his staff to focus on.
“We want to try and keep the service and quality of food the same because that’s what people are appreciating,” he said.
Gusso said the restaurant is expanding its offering of unique dining experiences beyond seasonal tastings this year with events like euchre nights and special guest nights continuing.
Events coming up include a beer tasting on April 29 and a Margarita Night set on May 5 to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
For more information, visit Part II Bistro on Facebook or look the restaurant up on TripAdvisor.