We just wanted to let you know that while our blog is very blah and boring at the moment.... those days are almost over. We have set this up so that you can watch the process of the restaurant..... from now until will open. Patrick is still working 14 hour days at The Duck club, with his last day being October 3rd. That's when the REAL fun will begin! So thanks for hanging in there with us.... we promise photos, menus & paint chips soon.
Above all else, we want to thank you for your genuine enthusiasm and support.
That's why we are opening Restaurant P/30 - for you guys.
Tons of appointments for the afternoon. Paint colors were the primary topic of discussion....and we're close to a decision for the inside and outside looks. We also got an outrageously expensive bid for the Point of Sale System. A necessary tool, I'm thinking we'll just have to bite the bullet on that one. But more than anything, today marked the first day that we were just able to hang out in the space, just sit for a while and talk about ideas. It was incredible.
The P/30 logo was created by my wife and resident graphic designer, for an invitation to my last minute 30th birthday party. I immediately loved it. As I sat with it a little while I started thinking that it would be a great name for a restaurant. Not more than a few days later, did I get the call that the location I'd had my eye on would be available soon. We had such a great response from the feel and look that we've never wavered from the name.
This was a comment left on the bite club (press democrat food blog) this morning...
Luck does not have anything to do with the success of a restaurant and most times neither does location. I remember thinking that Matthew was nuts to open Underwood out in Graton - my bad!! If you open it and it is good - they will come. You go Patrick, you are talented, young and creative. Go for your dream - I'll most certainly will join you as a diner when you open. -Karen Powell
Chef Patrick Tafoya, the young chef who's garnered some serious buzz at theDuck Club Restaurant over the last year, will be opening a new restaurant in Sebastopol in November.
The ink's not even dry on all the papers yet, but Tafoya told BiteClub that he's had his eye on the Cafe Saint Roselocation for several months -- good news for fans of the roadhouse location on Bodega Highway.
"This is my breakout solo project," Tafoya told BiteClub. He's given notice at the Duck Club, ending his time there in early October. It's a challenging time for starting a new biz, but Patrick says his stint in Bodega has been a good education in business side of running a restaurant.
The restaurant will be open for dinner only at opening, but Tafoya's well-aware of the need for a brunch spot on the way to the bay, and plans to put it under consideration.
Follow the restaurant-opening adventures of Patrick on his blog,restaurant30.blogspot.com. And stay tuned to BiteClub for ongoing details.