I have been around gourmet food a long time. I have had the most amazing mentors and I have been a caterer/personal chef for some famous folks. I always wanted to/thought I would open a restaurant.
Rather unexpectedly, I had the chance to do so in Mexico. What fun. Much easier that doing in the USA in some ways (codes, permits, etc.) but much harder with regard to available supplies.
I am doing my tried and true simple items that are hard to find in Todos Santos, where I am currently living on a sabbatical from the traffic, smog and tension of Los Angeles. Really good pancakes, falafel, artful salad, grilled cheese even are hard to find. Peanut butter? Impossible. They only sell Skippy. BLECK. Some stuff I will import. Others I will make.
I am excited! I am also leary of the mountainous amounts of hardwork that are required to open a restaurant/cafe etc. etc. etc. Luckily I am a person who doesn't mind working hard. Phew.
Website only a simple marker at this point, but check it out! Fijate!