May the 4th be with you...



Today is Krimo's 23rd anniversary.
We opened our restaurant at Seaton Carew on May 4th 1985. It seems like yesterday!
We moved into the flat above the restaurant on April 13th and began cleaning and decorate the ground floor restaurant with the help of family and friends. Some painted, others scrubbed and we opened on Saturday 4th May at 7.30pm to a full-house (30 people). I showed poor Karen how to take TWO orders and then retreated to the kitchen to begin cooking. She had never worked in a restaurant before, so you can imagine how hard she found it.
The first few days were spent tweaking stuff, buying stuff and coping with stuff. Had there not been so much enthusiasm and a will to take our future in our own hands, we would've easily given up in the first few weeks.
Within about a fortnight, Saturdays were fully booked days in advance and soon there wasn't an empty seat months ahead. The rest is history...
Tonight, we'll celebrate with a Salsa at Casa del Mar. And Adam will be waiting on us hand and foot. He was three and a half years old in May 1985...

9 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Congratulations Krimo.

I do hope to visit your restaurant sometime in the future and see for myself what you write so passionately about. x

Caroline said...

the Force is strong with this one...

ValGalArt said...

Happy Anniversary! I wish I was there :)

Merisi said...

I knew there was something special to May 4th, but couldn't figure it out until I read your blog! Congratulations, to all of you. As you know I got family in the restaurant business, so I know how much hard work and knowledge and imagination a successful enterprise entails, chapeau!

PI said...

Congratulations! There are few more satisfying feelings than the one one gets from building up a successful business.

savannah said...

congratulations! how absolutely wonderful for all y'all!

cave renovator said...

BIG congrats from Andalucia Krimo, its amazing how the right enthusiasm, dedication and mind-set can reap the rewards in the long run. Well done, and very inspirational.

CR

Krimo said...

Thank you all for your kind words.
Time has certainly flown by. It's been a good run and I hope it carries on.

Guyana-Gyal said...

You deserve. I know it wasn't just luck, that it was a LOT of hard work and sacrifice. May the force stay with you and family and staff, Krimo.