As Park & Oak Restaurant celebrates three years in West Hartford, Jeff and Ryan chat with Owner/Chef David Borselle about his journey in becoming a staple restaurant in the West Hartford community. Chef David’s foray into the culinary world began on a golf course, but his growing passion led him to seek formal training both here in the U.S. and in Asti, Italy.
Learn more about Chef David’s journey, his inspirations as a chef and business owner, his passions for teaching others how to make pasta, and how he balances it all with a working family and twin toddler daughters.
Join Park & Oak on Nov. 30 as they celebrate their 3-year anniversary with a special menu and anniversary cocktail. For more information, CLICK HERE.
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To learn more about Park & Oak and their upcoming events and classes or to book a reservation, head over to their WEBSITE.
Podcast Episode Chapters:
0:00 – Intro
4:45 – Chef David’s journey to become a chef
9:12 – Off to Italy to learn and train
14:35 – Differences in Italian culinary
17:30 – Using ingredients from local farms
21:07 – Back to the states – Ritz Carlton, Miami
24:23 – From chef to business owner
25:35 – Staff matters
27:20 – Beyond a place to eat – pasta classes, special dinners, and more
32:15 – The inspirations behind the menu
34:15 – Balancing work and life
37:14 – Involvement in the community
40:15 – New projects?
42:57 – Chef David’s favorite We-Ha dish?
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