It is hard to believe that 15 years have flown by in what seems to
me to be only five. What a fabulous run we have had! Having
never been in the restaurant business before (and having been
told by several restaurant people that it would be my worst
nightmare!), I wasn’t prepared for what would turn out to be the
best time of my life!
can honestly say there hasn’t been a day that I’ve gotten ready
to go to “work” that I haven’t been excited to get here. Every
day has been a joy. Of course, just walking into the building
will put a smile on your face. One can never get tired of the
cheerful colors, the joyful paintings and the colorful flowers.
the staff! How lucky, how grateful, how fortunate we have been
to have such an outstanding crew – really our second family –
that have been so instrumental in maintaining consistency in the
kitchen and in the dining room for all these years. The front
of the house staff can turn the dining room around from a party
of 175 with specialized seating back to our a la carte set-up in
30-40 minutes without a murmur. The back of the house staff can
do a full house dinner (with all those special requests!) and
simultaneously turn out a four course private dinner party for
60 without turning a hair. To say that I am proud of my “family”
here is an understatement. I hope they know how important they
are to me.
what would Patsel’s be without you, our guests? You have brought
life and laughter to this beautiful place. We’ve shared your
birthdays and anniversaries, your bridal showers and baby
showers, your rehearsal dinners and weddings, and your funerals
and unveilings. But most of all, we’ve shared friendship and
love. John and I have made so many friends we never would have
met if it hadn’t been for Patsel’s. All of you lovely people
have brought so much joy to our lives and created lasting
memories. We will carry you in our hearts forever.
for allowing us to entertain you all these years. It has been an