San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014
Two new members have recently joined the THREE Restaurant and Bar team: San Francisco Mixologist Rob Hamic and Operations Manager Sassan Pirzadeh, both from extensive industry backgrounds. Both worked together under Chef Chanan Kamen at local San Mateo restaurant Osteria Coppa.
Pirzadeh comes from a background of highly rated restaurants where he has worked with many award-winning chefs and proprietors. His journey in restaurant management began in Darden, Elephant Ba and Cheesecake Factory restaurants, and his last position was at Osteria Coppa, under the wing of Michelin award-winning Chef Chanan Kamen.
After taking trips to the San Francisco and San Mateo farmer’s market with Chef Chanan, Pirzadeh’s passion for food was energized, and since then he spends much of the time he has away from the restaurant eating and tasting food from some of the highest-rated restaurants in the country.
Beyond his passion for food, lies an infatuation with karaoke. He can be heard singing at multiple venues throughout the Bay Area, and vows to bring late night karaoke to THREE later this summer.
Hamic joined THREE Restaurant as the resident “Cocktail Chemist.” He spends most of his free time brewing bitters and making infusions to use at the bar. He agreed to bring his extensive portfolio of cocktails, honed and treasured for more than 15 years, to THREE and spice up the bar.
Hamic’s resume boasts several well-known venues in San Francisco, as well as local San Mateo restaurant Osteria Coppa, all of which adopted many of his signature cocktails. Currently, he can be visited Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights, as well as for brunch on Sundays to pour a fresh homebrewed cocktail using THREE’s arsenal of house-made infusions, created by beverage director Adam Johnson.
THREE’s blend of the use of local purveyors, their hydroponics garden and their focus on sustainable ingredients result in a creative menu both from the kitchen and the bar. THREE is owned by two local business women, Eleni Lolas and Chef Alicia Petrakis. For more information or to make a reservation, call 650-458-5075 or visit http://www.three-sanmateo.com/.
About the company:
THREE Restaurant & Bar is an established neighborhood restaurant in downtown San Mateo. Recently highlighted in the San Francisco Chronicle, KCBS Foodie Chap Liam Mayclem and a feature in the Best Food for Small Town USA Winner San Mateo, THREE serves regional crafted California fare. At the core of the menu is a broad flavor profile that embraces the ethnic diversity of the Bay Area with the idea that options are what get people excited. The menu is designed to encourage sharing and highlights hand-crafted everything. From their all organic hydroponics garden to the naturally-infused spirits that make up their uniquely-crafted booze menu, THREE embraces the "from scratch" mentality.