Lanie Bayless wasn’t technically born in a restaurant, but she was definitely raised in them. After spending many years in working some of New York City’s best hospitality groups and culinary organizations, Lanie rejoined the Frontera family in 2016 with the opening of Leña Brava, and, in 2018, the opening of Bar Sótano, a speakeasy-style mezcal bar in the basement of Frontera Grill. Her many trips to Oaxaca (her favorite place in the world!) inspired her love of all things mezcal, and eventually led her to role as spirits director for Frontera restaurants, where she develops all of those killer cocktails on our menus.
Watch Lanie Bayless' cooking demo from the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show.