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Snake Oil Cocktail Company to Create Menu for New San Diego Beach Restaurant at Paradise Point

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 3, 2014 – To complement a culinary menu where “craft and catch” converge, Snake Oil Cocktail Company will create the specialty cocktail list for San Diego’s highly anticipated new dining concept and craft cocktail bar, Tidal, opening April 10, 2014. With Chef Amy DiBiase at the helm, Tidal will offer a thoughtfully curated selection of local seafood and seasonal dishes in a panoramic waterfront setting on Mission Bay. 

Working together with the Tidal team, Snake Oil has designed a craft cocktail bar menu that concentrates on inventive mixology. Snake Oil mixologist, Frankie Thaheld, formerly head culinary mixologist at George’s California Modern, and company co-founder Michael Esposito collaborated closely with Chef Amy to design an artful culinary-driven craft cocktail bar program that enhances and reflects her food. At the heart of this ongoing collaboration is both parties’ slow food-inspired focus on seasonality and locally sourced produce from San Diego farms.

While in line with a city-wide shift towards craft beverage offerings, Snake Oil’s mixology philosophy lends the Tidal menu a distinction among its contemporaries. Snake Oil centers on a demand for quality, innovation and sustainable ingredients, balancing the flavor of their cocktails before the spirit even enters the picture.

“What we have found is that other bar programs tend to focus too much on the base spirit, and so the flavor and creativity can get lost in the liquor,” said Esposito. “At Tidal, we have carefully selected bourbons, vodkas, and tequilas for conscientious quality and the flavor they add. But for us, the real star of the show is in the fresh seasonal produce and the culinary component. This balance makes for the perfect libation.”

 The San Diego craft cocktail bar’s menu will feature 10 exquisitely designed cocktails at a time. Embracing local and seasonal elements, this lineup will evolve alongside the fare put forth by Chef Amy. Some cleverly crafted highlights on the inaugural menu include the ‘Rainbow Fish Punch’ and the ‘Crown Point Cocktail.’ The first is comprised of Buffalo Trace bourbon whiskey, smashed strawberry and rhubarb, pressed lemon, molasses and a vanilla reduction. The latter is fashioned with Aperol, Barenjäger, crushed kumquat, local craft IPA and sprig of thyme.

In addition to unique cocktails, Tidal will offer an impressive collection of boutique wines and craft beers sourced from Southern California. The artisanal beverage program at the San Diego beach restaurant also extends to include non-alcoholic drinks in the form of table side pressed coffee service from local purveyor Cafe Barbera, featuring beans gathered from Brazil, Central America and Indonesia, as well as a selection of organic loose leaf teas from Global Teas of Napa.

For the new San Diego restaurant’s full craft cocktail bar menu, visit


About Paradise Point

Paradise Point is a AAA Four-Diamond 462-room bungalow-style resort set on Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego. Established in 1962 by famous Hollywood Director Jack Skirball, this 44-acre island getaway features over one-mile of beach encircling the resort, five swimming pools, tranquil lagoons, and lush tropical gardens. Among the resort’s various amenities are a luxurious island-themed spa, an 18-hole putting golf course, private marina, beach bonfire pits, and five dining venues including two beach restaurants. Secluded yet centrally located, Paradise Point is next door to SeaWorld and just minutes from the airport, downtown San Diego, and top attractions like Old Town, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. For more information, visit  

About Snake Oil Cocktail Company

Founded in 2010, Snake Oil Cocktail Company is Southern California’s preeminent cocktail design and consulting firm. The company specializes in creating distinctive culinary cocktails for select bars, award-winning restaurants and luxury events nationwide. Clients have included: The New York Yankees, The San Diego Symphony, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas, La Justina Gastrobar Tijuana, The TED Conference, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Tiffany & Co., Fox Studios, Qualcomm, Bar West SD, and Chefdance at the Sundance Film Festival. For more information, visit

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels

Media Contact:

Hilary Townsend Townsend PR (760) 333 - 3385

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