The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley introduces two food and beverage industry influencers; Suki Otsuki, from Dallas, and Christina Scaglione, from New York City, as the newest members of its national team of brand ambassadors.
Suki Otsuki is the executive chef of Mudhen Meat and Greens, a new restaurant at the Dallas Farmer’s Market conceived by Shannon Wynne and partners Keith Schlabs and Larry Richardson. Otsuki is a graduate of the Texas Culinary Academy and holds a certificate in Patisserie and Baking from Le Cordon Bleu.
Christina Scaglione is the brand ambassador for Angel’s Envy Northeast Division and an event planner for the New York-based bar consulting company The Cocktail Guru. She has extensive knowledge of cocktails and premium spirits from bartending and waitressing at many high-profile establishments in and around New York including Bookmarks Lounge at The Library Hotel; Trump World Towers and The Carnegie Club in Manhattan; Porto Leggero in Jersey City; and LuLu’s at The W Hotel in Hoboken.
Christina graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater and spent two years studying the Meisner acting method at New York’s William Esper Studio. She’s appeared in several films and numerous commercials including, most recently, an ad for Crest Pro-Health.
Together, Otsuki and Scaglione bring experience in big-city brand promotion and fresh, seasonal food philosophy to The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley. They join a team of brand ambassadors that includes industry leaders from Hawaii, Los Angeles and Boston.
Prior to opening Mudhen, Otsuki worked as the sous chef at the popular Dallas restaurant LARK on the Park alongside executive chefs Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley. She also worked at the Dallas Design District gastropub Meddlesome Moth and Live Nation at the Dallas House of Blues.
Otsuki’s philosophy centers on clean eating and simply-prepared, veggie-focused food with clear origins.
“I really worked a lot in developing Mudhen and I believe in honoring ingredients which is why I love The Perfect Purée. It is what it says it is.”
– Suki Otsuki
Scaglione started mixing with The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley at Bookmarks Lounge, where she used it in place of muddling fresh fruit. Her role as a Brand Ambassador for The Perfect Purée allows her to expand her range from spirits to cocktails and culinary applications.
“I felt super confident selling drinks to customers because I knew they were always consistent and probably a flavor most people haven’t yet tasted in a cocktail.”
– Christina Scaglione
For more information, visit PerfectPuree.com.