Krimo's 25 today!!

Yes! Made it!
Twenty five years ago today, Karen and I opened Krimo's on Seaton Carew front at 7.30pm to a full house. It really seems like yesterday. Finishing off the last details and diving head first into a 25 year long happy saga in Hartlepool, my adopted town.
How many customers have we fed and watered or wined?
How many carrots have we sliced and cooked?
Fish, meat, chickens? How many?
How many hellos and goodbyes?
"Is everything ok?"
How many babies in nappies have returned to celebrate their 18th, engagement or wedding?
How many chef's hats have I lost down the Front on a windy evening?

My memory is good but yours are even better.
You remember details that have long been forgotten.
You remember the first time you experience Krimo's welcome and hospitality.

Then came Portofino on the Historic Quay and that was an overnight success. A place where couples, families and parties can relax and enjoy a variety of dishes, from pizzas and pastas to fish, poultry and meats...

The Millenium took Krimo's to its lovely location on the Marina right by the lockgates where beautiful yachts come and go past the wide windows as diners enjoy the chefs latest creations.

Casa del Mar, a very popular tapas bar, my favourite eating style, opened in 2006 and four years later, goes on attracting diners from far and wide.

Once you have been bitten by the restaurant bug, it is impossible to live any other life. Restaurant life is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. It becomes your work, your leisure and your social life.

Twenty five years later, do I want a rest from this life?
No way, as well as being my work, restaurant life has also been my 25 year holiday.


Karen and I enjoying a late supper in 1986

5 comments:

Zéphyr said...

Bonjour Krimo,

Les gens trouvent-ils le temps long ou court ? Pour certains, il est long et pour d'autres, il est plutôt court.

Cela dépend de beaucoup de circonstances. Tout est question de relativité disait Einstein.

Longue vie, santé et que la vie vous comblent de bonheur !

Pat said...

I got your latest post on my dashboard but for the last day haven't been able to access it so thank you for sending the latest news - that link worked.

As you know - many years ago we visited Seaton Carew and liked it so much we returned at the first opportunity. I wish we had known you then but it was long before blogs for me.

Who knows one day we may be able to visit your Restaurant meanwhile congratulations and may your deserved success continue.

Orce Serrano Hams said...

Hats off Krimo and a big well done.
You haven't changed a bit! :)

LDahl said...

Congratulations to both you and Karen. You have always made your restaurants seem so special and I think of your recipes and your mothers cooking when I am stirring something at my humble stove.:)

Krimo said...

Thank you all for you kindness.