Pacific Hideaway announced that Casey Lyons will lead the bar program. Known as one of Southern California’s top bartenders, Lyons brings over 10 years of experience to the new restaurant, where he will oversee bar operations and spearhead the beverage program.
Pacific Hideaway’s cocktail menu will include takes on classics, such as the Kite Surfer—a whiskey sour with a twist—featuring rye whiskey, Aperol, and Amaro Montenegro, mixed with lemon and honey; or the Captain Barbosa, a hickory-smoked rum old-fashioned with savory notes of ancho chile and a hint of cinnamon syrup. In addition to cocktails, the bar will offer some of Southern California’s best craft brews and coastal wines.
Casey comes to Pacific Hideaway from Costa Mesa’s SOCIAL, where he led a gold medal-winning cocktail program. Prior to that, Lyons spent time at Huntington Beach’s 25 Degrees and Culinary Dropout in Scottsdale, where he served as Principal Bartender. It was in Scottsdale where he emerged as a true beverage talent, developing his take on the classic Old Fashioned. Lyons’ previous experience includes serving as a bartender at the Culinary Dropout – The Yard, in downtown Phoenix, where he helped lead the restaurant into Fox Restaurant Concept’s most successful opening at the time.
“Casey is a true bartender,” said Blake Mathias, General Manager at Pacific Hideaway. “He takes pride in his craft, but ultimately focuses on delivering stellar experiences for his guests. From craft cocktails to beer, Casey aims to personalize each experience for the guest seated at his bar.”
“Pacific Hideaway will be an incredible neighborhood spot, blending the local coastal lifestyle with vibrant island flavors from around the world,” said Casey Lyons. “I’m looking forward to joining the team and bringing my passion and expertise to the bar program, making Pacific Hideaway one of the premier destinations in Southern California.”
When he’s not busy crafting premium cocktails and mingling with locals, Casey can be spotted at neighborhood bars or farmers markets, searching for new inspirations. Additionally, Casey enjoys time on the beach with his pup, cheering for U.S. Soccer and enjoying the SoCal lifestyle.
Pacific Hideaway opens May 2017 in the newly refreshed Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel at 500 Pacific Coast Hwy, in the heart of Huntington Beach, Calif.
ABOUT PACIFIC HIDEAWAY
Slated to open in May 2017, Pacific Hideaway will feature dishes drawn from Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Latin & South America. The menu, curated by Executive Chef JT Walker, will feature small and large plates, such whole Mexican-beer-can chicken, served with salsas, tortillas, and other accoutrements. The bar program will incorporate central coast wine, sake, and cocktails utilizing ingredients from global coastlines, such as the Captain Barbosa, a hickory-smoked rum old-fashioned with savory notes of ancho chile and a hint of cinnamon syrup. Pacific Hideaway will be adjacent to the lobby of the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, located at 500 Pacific Coast Hwy in Huntington Beach, Calif. For more information, visit www.pacifichideawayhb.com
ABOUT KIMPTON RESTAURANTS
Kimpton has more than 70 unique restaurants, bars and lounges across the country helmed by renowned chefs and bartenders who offer guests a chance to dine like a local. Common cornerstones of each restaurant and bar include heartfelt care; chef-crafted, seasonal menus that celebrate local farms and purveyors; and striking interiors with vibrant style and design. Signature cocktails are created by expert local bartenders, and wines are chosen with a nod toward artisanal and sustainable selections. Distinct restaurant concepts range from rustic Italian cuisine in the Pacific Northwest to oceanic fare on the Florida coast and alluring rooftop lounges and bars tucked away in Washington DC. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com/dine.
The restaurant has been closed since January 9. During the renovation, guests can continue to enjoy a few dishes from Chef JT Walker’s menu and select drinks on the patio. Check back for more details.
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