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The Experience We-Ha Podcast: Chef David Borselle of Park & Oak Restaurant

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.

In celebration, Experience We-Ha is giving away a $50 gift card to Park & Oak Restaurant. Enter your email address below for your chance to win!




To learn more about Park & Oak and their upcoming events and classes or to book a reservation, head over to their WEBSITE.

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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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