New Mess Hall

LOCAL SOMMELIER TAMI WONG TO LEAD WINE PROGRAM AT LIBERTY PUBLIC MARKET’S MESS HALL

New Mess Hall

Opening January 2016, Liberty Public Market Unveils New Staff Appointment and Full Roster of Artisanal Vendors

Blue Bridge Hospitality has tapped Tami Wong CS, one of Wine & Spirits Magazine’ Best New Sommeliers 2014, to lead the progressive new wine program at Liberty Public Market’s in-house restaurant, Mess Hall. Announced last month, Mess Hall’s market-to-menu concept will source all ingredients from the market’s 30-plus artisans and vendors, advocating sustainability and a local ethos from the capable hands of Executive Chef Tim Kolanko (Stake Chophouse & Bar, Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge)

Formerly of acclaimed eatery Juniper and Ivy, Tami served on the opening team as Manager/Sommelier, where she garnered the coveted “Award of Excellence” for the restaurant from Wine Spectator Magazine in 2015 with her thoughtfully curated wine list emphasizing unique global varietals. As part of the Court of Master Sommeliers since 2007, Tami has shared her love and knowledge of wine at some of San Diego’s most notable establishments, including the iconic La Valencia Hotel and The 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro. When looking ahead to Mess Hall’s daily changing menu of simple, locally-driven fare, Tami will pair her signature globe-trotting wine list to balance and polish the flavors found on Chef Kolanko’s plates. Vine enthusiasts will find a smaller, more nimble wine list at Mess Hall, with an emphasis toward smaller producers from around the world not usually seen in San Diego. Working in tandem with Blue Bridge Hospitality’s Beverage Director Greg Majors (NYC: Tom Colicchio’s Craft Restaurant, Robert Bohr’s former CRU, Marco Canora of Hearth Sommelier Paul Grieco of Terroir), Tami will pull from the market’s in-house wine shop, Grape Smuggler, curating her unique menu from a selection of nearly 500 selections.

ARTISIAN TENANTS

Representing a mix of experienced local retailers, farmers market vendors, food truck operators and home-grown kitchen concepts, Liberty Public Market has curated a diverse collection of culinary tenants that represent San Diego’s growing gastro-centric scene. From an old-school butcher to homemade pastas and fresh empanadas straight from Argentina, the marketplace will offer a mix of ready-made foods, pantry staples and retail storefronts for convenient one-stop shopping. The full tenant roster is included below –

  • Bread & Butter: co-op stocks selection from prominent local bakeries
  • Bottlecraft: bottle shop and tasting room
  • Cane Patch Pies: homemade sweet potato creations straight from the South
  • Cecilia’s Taqueria: gourmet tacos utilizing solely locally-sourced ingredients
  • Crafted Baked Goods: over-the-top, decadent cakes and pastries
  • Desert Smoke: specialty BBQ sauces and marinades, nitro hot sauce on tap
  • Fishbone Kitchen: traditional fish monger with a belly-up oyster bar attached
  • Flower Shop
  • Fully Loaded Juice: cold-pressed juices using local produce
  • Grape Smuggler: wine shop and tasting room
  • Howlistic: boutique pet shop
  • Le Parfait Paris: celebrated French patisserie and boulangerie
  • Liberty Meat Shop: old-school neighborhood butcher
  • Liberty Public Market Pantry: showcases a rotating variety of local products from various local artisans
  • Local Greens:  salads, wraps, bowls and burritos with a wholesome twist
  • Mama Made Thai: Bangkok street food focuses on classic pan fried noodles and fried rice
  • Mastiff Sausage: specializes in handcrafted sausage sandwiches
  • Parana Empanada: authentic Argentinian eatery serving 15 varieties of empanadas
  • Pasta Design: homemade artisan pastas for dine-in or takeout
  • Point Loma Tea: offers an array of whole leaf teas from around the world
  • Produce Section: oversized greengrocery offering fresh, seasonal selection of fruits and vegetables
  • Scooped by MooTime: iced delights and creamy treats
  • Stuffed!: decadent burgers stuffed with cheese, fried Oreos and more
  • Venissimo Cheese: curated selection of artisanal cheeses and accoutrements
  • West Bean Coffee Roasters: specialty micro-batch roaster
  • Wicked Main Lobster: lobster rolls and New England mainstays

LIBERTY PUBLIC MARKET

Location: Liberty Station, 2820 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego, CA 92106

Website: www.libertypublicmarket.com 

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