Chef Paolo Calamai Burrasca –
Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 52
Telling the Stories of the Portland Culinary Scene and Beyond!
In this episode of The Portland Culinary Podcast our Host Steven Shomler visits with Chef Paolo Calamai with Burrasca
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A Personal Note From Steven
Sometimes when you meet someone you fall in love the beautiful human being they are, and you are moved by the dreams they hold dear.
The first time I met Paolo we had lunch at a the Carte Blanche Food Cart and he told me that he had just moved to America – to Portland, Oregon from Florence, Italy to open a Food Cart.
As I asked more questions he hesitantly shared that his real long-held dream was to open a restaurant, and that his plan was to leverage the food cart he wanted to open into that restaurant.
I was moved by his story and his dream. I know what it like to hold a dream in your heart for a very long time.
With tears in my eyes I told that he would get that food cart open and that I would help him in every way that I could and that he would see his dream of opening a restaurant come true.
Paolo was understandably taken aback by what this crazy American stranger he had just met was telling him.
I believed in the beauty of his dream, and I just knew in my gut that it would come true.
While we were sitting there I told Paolo that someday he would open his restaurant and that he would have a private friends & family event the day before it opened to the public and I would be there, and that I would cry (tears of joy) and that he would hug me.
I began cheering on Paolo and his amazing wife Elizabeth and helping them however I could.
A handful of years later at the private friends & family event he and Elizabeth had the day before they opened their restaurant I cried (tears of joy) and Paolo hugged me.
#DreamsDoComeTrue #BattleForYourDream #YouAreWorthIt
Photos from 2013, 2014, and 2015
Below are photos from when the Burrasca Food Cart first opened, photos from the making of the Burrasca Kickstarter Video & the Burrasca Music Video, and photos from Day One of the Burrasca Restaurant. If you are a fan of Burrasca you will want to see them.
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Videos Mentioned In this Podcast
Please Note – Both of these videos were filmed and edited by Ken Wilson the Media Maestro
Burrasca Kickstarter Music Video
Featuring the Unipiper –
Burrasca Kickstarter Video
Other Podcasts Mentioned in This Episode
The Unipiper AKA Brian Kidd & Ryan Pappe Head Brewer Portland Brewing Co. – Portland Beer Podcast Episode 98 – www.portlandbeerpodcast.com/the-unipiper-aka-brian-kidd-ryan-pappe-head-brewer-portland-brewing-co-portland-beer-podcast-episode-98
Website – www.burrascapdx.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/BurrascaPDX
Instagram – www.instagram.com/burrascapdx
Photos from 2013, 2014, and 2015
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Steven Shomler is the Host and Creator of the Portland Culinary Podcast.
Many thanks to Ken Wilson a true Media Maestro for his excellent sound engineering and editing!
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