Monday, January 31, 2011

Fiola Week 1

Demolition complete! Fiola started construction on Friday despite the snow and the freezing rain.

we are still on target for opening at the scheduled date in April.

The space is really big and we can clearly see now the different designated areas for bar/lounge, bathrooms, dining room, private room.........if I could only start cooking!

Lots of work in the office, getting all the suppliers, accounts, looking at resumes, staff interviews.

It is fundamental to find the right team.

Today we met with John Redmon who will be doing our website. Him and his team did a brilliant job with my website, it was only logical to have them follow with Fiola. Must add that it is very easy to work with them since John was one of our regulars at Maestro and has great and impressive knowledge of food, wine and the restaurant industry.

It doesn't feel so bad to have a birthday today, a new restaurant, productive day, and little celebratory Private dinner tonite.

1 comment:

Tom S said...

Cant Wait--I worked with you at the Ritz in Tysons Corner in 02. Been following your food and know of many who are excited that you are back in DC....