Tampa’s Acclaimed Mise En Place to Open New Concept, Montados, at Sparkman Wharf

Tampa, Fla. (August 7, 2018) – Montados by Mise en Place, developed by restauranteur Maryann Ferenec and Chef Marty Blitz, the dynamic duo behind Tampa’s premier American restaurant Mise en Place, will open at Sparkman Wharf. Montados is a new concept developed by Ferenec and Blitz that will feature Spanish-style tapas, sharable plates.

Sparkman Wharf is the quintessential setting for tapas, creating the perfect opportunity for Mise en Place to extend its community restaurant persona. At Montados, Chef Marty Blitz and team will employ the authentic flavors of traditional tapas dishes giving them the occasional, modern twist. With the addition of five Spanish wines including cava and sangria, Montados offers the recipe for a good time.

“Sparkman Wharf represents the next step in the definitive transformation of Tampa, particularly downtown Tampa, and Chef Blitz and I are excited for this new endeavor. We knew that tapas had to be a part of the culinary offering here because enjoying tapas is all about sharing and gathering as a community to enjoy the simple, good things in life, and that aligns perfectly with the spirit of Sparkman Wharf,” said Maryann Ferenc of Montados by Mise en Place.

Montados has already begun to bring people together. Ben Carson, a former employee of Mise en Place and now General Manager for Olé Imports, is collaborating with Chef Blitz and Maryann Ferenc. Carson’s love and knowledge of Spanish wines and traditions pairs perfectly with Chef Blitz’s penchant for big flavor and Ferenc’s passion for creating community around good food and drink.

Collectively, the dining garden concepts will celebrate great food and community, with inventive new ideas and menus not found anywhere else in the city. Montados will join Foundation Coffee, Whatever Pops, Gallito, and Boat Run Oyster Company within the dining garden at Sparkman Wharf.

Currently under construction by Tampa-based contractor EWI, the dining garden, biergarten, and recreational lawn are slated to open in October 2018.

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About Sparkman Wharf

Sparkman Wharf features approximately 180,000 square feet of reimagined, spacious loft-style office space, 65,000 square feet of ground level retail, and a one- acre dynamic park-like environment, which will feature an intimate dining garden, biergarten, and lawn for recreation, situated in a relaxed, outdoor setting along the Garrison Channel in downtown Tampa. The dining garden will feature ten of Tampa’s best restauranteurs and chefs experimenting with new culinary concepts. Sparkman Wharf is owned and operated by Strategic Property Partners, LLC, the partnership between Cascade Investment LLC, and Jeff Vinik. SPP is a full-service commercial real estate development firm based in Tampa, Florida. Feel the spark? Learn more about Sparkman Wharf and sign up to stay in touch at www.SparkmanWharf.com.