Hey friends! This post is the first in a series that will help you get to know some of the folks behind the scenes here at Mezze Bistro + Bar. I’ll be profiling all of the employees that are willing to endure this hard-hitting survey, full of extremely important intellectual questions. First up is Mary!
NAME: Mary Susannah Vaughan
HOMETOWN: Lenox, Massachusetts
OCCUPATION: Hospitality Engineer (editor’s note: You can find Mary serving, bartending, and generally rocking the front of house here at Mezze)
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Cancer
TITLE OF YOUR FUTURE BIOGRAPHY: Mary Susannah Vaughan Cortez
WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING TODAY?: Short Americano
WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING TONIGHT?: The Newark– I need something to warm the cockles of my heart.
IDEAL WEEKEND ACTIVITY: Eating brunch and drinking coffee.
HIDDEN TALENT: Unicycle riding
WHAT’S ONE THING YOU ALWAYS HAVE IN YOUR FRIDGE?: Butter.
DREAM TRAVEL DESTINATION: Vietnam- I’m really interested in the French influence there.
MOST PRIZED POSSESSION: Sarcasm and my Kitchen Aid mixer. Intangible and tangible.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?: I want to own my own farm-to-table bakery.
NAME ANY 5 PEOPLE, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO ARE INVITED TO YOUR FANTASY DINNER PARTY: My great great grandmother Winifred Stone (she wrote hilarious letters to my grandfather while she was studying at Oxford and he was living in Maine). Jon Stewart. Kai Ryssdal. Mary Frances Kennedy Fischer. My grandmother Celia Vaughan.
FAVORITE MEZZE DISH (PAST OR PRESENT): Panko crusted pig trotters.
WHY THE BERKSHIRES?: I’ve always felt magnetically drawn to the place of my birth…. Berkshire Medical Center.