For decades, my father spent most of his time fishing by the seaports alongside the coastline in Muros. It is a small, unforgettable fishing town located in Galicia, Spain. My father; my hero, worked as a chef on a prestige fishing boat. As he was out at sea I would always wonder as a child what new ideas or dishes he would bring back from his long ventured trips. I was inspired by my father’s commitment and love for the kitchen, making it my prime objective to one day open a restaurant of my own.
I was enthused by my mother, who is the best baker I know; also the maestro behind all of our homemade desserts served here at Casa d’Paco.
Together my parents were dynamic in the way they created food, which was most important to me when I envisioned Casa d’Paco. I desperately wanted to mirror the same traditions and sentiment one would experience if they were in Spain. To narrow it down even further, as if they were in my own home.
After graduating with my business degree from Rutgers Newark, I found myself working the regular nine to five career in finance and management; typical life was not suited for me. I was completely uninspired by my work, so I took the biggest leap of faith, to open my best work of art until today. I felt passionate about creating Casa d’Paco, continuously striving to give customers what they so deserve, in simple terms, exceptional fresh food never lacking in luster.
Now that I am father myself, I understand the dedication my parents strived to give me. My family helps me to be reminiscent of what I want to pass on to my children. I feel the passion of my business by being involved in every aspect of our business and trying to put our touch on everything we offer. From harvesting our own Albariño wine, to curing our own sausages and everything in between, we want to give our customers something entirely original and delicious. I love this restaurant and my goal is to make every customer feel what I relish the most… old-school hospitality; raw authentic food.
My goal is to share the same amazing experiences that I was so fortunate to grow up with. When walking into Casa d’Paco, I hope you feel like a guest in my home. Enjoy the atmosphere, the food, and be a part of our family.
Owner and Founder of Casa d’ Paco