Mixtli may have its head in the clouds, but that just means more silver linings. On May 14, the lauded Southtown eatery will debut a wine bar — The Cellar at Mixtli — adjacent to the restaurant’s main space.
Hailey Pruitt, Mixtli’s certified sommelier, will lead the charge, curating an extensive collection of over 1,200 bottles from around the world. The selection will particularly focus on wines from Mexico, keeping with the restaurant’s overall theme.
Pruitt discovered a passion for hospitality while attending Texas A&M University. While pursuing sommelier certification, she helped develop a beverage program for Ronin Farm and Restaurant in Bryan. San Antonio soon beckoned, where she fine-tuned her expertise at luxury hotels and private events.
That know-how will be well-used at the bar. Not only will Pruitt be available to suggest pairings at the Cellar, but she can also be booked for personal shopping sessions.
“I’m incredibly proud of the diverse wine program we’ve built at Mixtli, and I’m excited to share my passion for all aspects of wine—from the farming and harvesting to winemaking and distribution — on a deeper level at The Cellar by guiding guest choices and suggesting pairings,” says Pruitt via a release.
In addition to the vino, The Cellar will serve a selection of cheeses, charcuterie, conservas, and other fine foods that do not begin with a “c.” The concept will also double as a retail space selling prepared goods, groceries, books, and artisanal home goods.
Once open, The Cellar at Mixtli will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 3-10 pm, Friday and Saturday from noon-10 pm, and Sunday from 11 am-5 pm. The space will also be available for private events and dinners for up to 12 guests. Guests dining at Mixtli will enjoy five percent off all purchases on the day of their reservation.