In the back of his mind while building his business, Rich had the dream of owning a restaurant. Even though he carried the dream, he never acted upon it because he never met anyone who had the same passion for developing a truly outstanding experience for the enjoyment of food and wine that was beyond just consumption; that is, until he met Chef Amar Santana and Ahmed Labbate. Over the last few years, a mutual relationship and friendship was fostered and the common interests and talents of the group became so evident that the dream had to come to fruition. They all wanted to create an experience where the food became the “show” and where the environment compelled the customer to return.
Out of that dream, the Broadway concept was born. Three people coming together to develop a dining experience where guests would taste, smell, watch — and seek more encore performances.
Paul and his wife, Pam, had the opportunity to work with Chef Amar Santana and Ahmed Labbate for several years while hosting charity events in their home. They became fans of Broadway by Amar Santana and saw the consistent professionalism and skilled execution carry through at both the events and the restaurant. Inspired by Chef Amar’s intense passion for food and Ahmed’s extensive management skills, they were thrilled to become investment partners in their new venture, Vaca.