The Patio Group today announced that Fireside by The Patio will open its doors this March, bringing elevated, wood-fired and smoked globally inspired cuisine to Liberty Station, under Consulting Chef Antonio Friscia’s Legal Restaurants team. Located in the historic Naval Training Center’s former firehouse, Fireside by the Patio will bring the same level of sophistication and timeless design that The Patio restaurant patrons have come to love, but with an original, rich bohemian flare influenced by the world’s cultures.
“We could not be more excited to bring Fireside by The Patio to Point Loma and Liberty Station,” said Gina Champion-Cain, chief executive officer, American National Investments and The Patio Restaurant Group. “The concept is unlike any other in Liberty Station and will be a destination for beautiful, fire-infused food, served in an equally beautiful environment—a place where our guests can relax, enjoy and share.”
Fireside by the Patio will welcome guests of all ages to gather over wood-fired food, craft cocktails and wine, providing a social and comfortable setting for occasions ranging from date nights to catching up with old friends. Chef Antonia Friscia and his team have designed a menu that will revolve around the world’s most timeless cooking tool – fire. Every menu item, ranging from seafood starters and salmon and quinoa salads, to classic burgers and eclectic flatbreads, will be cooked over fire or smoked in one of Fireside by The Patio’s custom grills or ovens. Guests will be delighted by unexpected preparations such as roasted broccoli salad, burnt ricotta and root vegetables cooked in ash. The menu will also feature a Yakitori-style section, offering a selection of grilled and skewered proteins and vegetables for guests, as well as a chalkboard menu of daily rotating wood-fired proteins available to pick up or enjoy in the restaurant.
“The wood fire and charcoal driven menu is rooted in generations of technique and tradition inspired by flavors of Argentina, Italy, Mexico, Japan and Thailand,"said Antonia Friscia, Consulting Chef, Legal Restaurants.
The new restaurant will boast luxurious, yet welcoming, indoor and outdoor spaces, including an indoor dining room, and front and back patios with seating ranging from romantic tables for two, to Indian day beds where guests can gather around a warm fire pit. Design elements from artful seating to tapestries used to create over 80 custom pillows, and old-world art pieces, to bold plant arrangements, will provide an authentic sense of comfort and luxury. Standout elements such as custom chandeliers made from Manzanita bushes, historic oil paintings that look as though they were plucked from the walls of a museum, and benches crafted from the framing of storied temples, will emanate an air of refined opulence.
“We designed Fireside by The Patio to reflect the global and grounded menu that Chef Friscia and his team created,” said Bea Arrues, creative director for The Patio Group. “Eating at Fireside will be like attending a dinner party in the home of a person who has spent their entire life traveling, building friendships with interesting people from different cultures and collecting the most beautiful objects from the world over.”
Fireside by The Patio will serve lunch, happy hour and dinner daily. For more information, please visit www.firesidesd.com Like Fireside by The Patio on Facebook, or follow Fireside by The Patio on Instagram at @Fireside_SD.