THE GRANT GRILL APPOINTS NEW CHEF DE BAR
Cory Alberto Joins Award-Winning Mixology and Culinary Team
SAN DIEGO (July 22, 2015) – The Grant Grill today announced the appointment of Cory Alberto as chef de bar. Alberto is a seasoned and award-winning bartender who brings years of experience and a wealth of cocktail knowledge and innovation to one of San Diego’s premier dining destinations, known for its California cuisine, inspired craft mixology and iconic setting.
In his new role, Alberto, winner of the 2014 Chefs and Shakers competition; the 2013 Fortaleza Tequila and Illegal Mezcal Cocktail Competition and the 2012 Casa Noble Most Spirited Bartender award, will supervise bar operations and contribute his creative cocktail expertise to growing the extraordinary cocktail, wine and beer program at The Grant Grill Bar and Lounge. He joins the venue’s stellar bar team, led by Certified Cicerone, Level II Sommelier and Master Mixologist Jeff Josenhans.
“Cory is a welcomed addition to our dynamic team and will be a wonderful fit for the overall vision of Grant Grill Bar and Lounge,” said Alberto Hollman, manager, restaurants and bars at Grant Grill. “With Cory joining Jeff Josenhans, we look forward to continuing to remain at the forefront of the cocktail industry.”
In just a few short years, Alberto has commanded the mixology spotlight in San Diego. His unique and creative approach to cocktails calls regular attention to his work. Prior to joining the outstanding Grant Grill beverage team, Alberto served as beverage director at the acclaimed Table No. 10, where he oversaw the restaurant’s celebrated beverage program.
About The Grant Grill and Lounge
From the sumptuous surroundings – including classic mahogany wood, fleur de lis banquettes, and white linen-topped tables – to the ever-evolving seasonal menus, the Grant Grill carries a tradition of excellence since opening its doors in 1951. The culinary program sets the standard for San Diego fine dining with approachable epicurean elegance, acutely focused on highlighting only the freshest of ingredients, prime meats and Pacific seafood. A fusion of classic technique and modern philosophy leads to Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lounge menus that elevate California Cuisine, complimented by Grant Grill’s extensive wine list and craft cocktail collection. The Grant Grill’s fresh approach to fine dining has garnered national acclaim with accolades that include a 4-Diamond rating from AAA, a Wine-Spectator Award of Excellence, and a nod as one of the nation’s Best Hotel Bars by Food + Wine. www.grantgrill.com