Owners Nina Martin and Connie Nickerson had a vision for a small, intimate, upscale fine dining establishment while keeping a local friendly objective. We offer unique wines from around the world, a hand crafted menu with local organic foods. A little off the beaten path, the Cork Room is an excellent way to escape the typical beach fare and step into a more sophisticated, personal atmosphere. Sunset Cork Room is a perfect place to talk over plans with an associate or meet up with friends.
Chef Ira first moved to the Gulf Coast of Alabama in March of 2015. Prior to his role at Sunset Cork Room, Ira served as Executive Chef of The Hangout restaurant for 3 years. He played an integral role in the major food service outlets at the Hangouts annual music festival, as well as other marquis events throughout each year. He served as Executive Chef for The Charlie Palmer Group for Las Vegas’ prestigious Stirling Club as well as opening the Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas Texas for the restaurant group. Ira worked for Charlie Palmer from 2005 until 2011. In 1999 Ira Joined with China Grill Management. He participated in the opening of four independent restaurants within Mandalay Bay Resort, Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He previously participated as Chef in two openings for their “China Grill Café and Zen Sum” concepts in the Fort Lauderdale area. In 2003 Ira served as consultant and Executive Chef for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida overseeing their Park Sports Club and Tequila Ranch restaurants. He joined this South Florida effort after serving as Chef de Cuisine for four years at the exclusive White Oak Plantation, on the St Mary’s River in North Florida. Additionally, Chef Gallon’s experience has included work with Chef Norm Van Aken in South Beach, Miami and Chef Bradley Ogden at both Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur, CA as well as One Market property in San Francisco. Chef Ira is a native of Queens, New York.