Jack of all trades
Odo Barron's Story
Not sure how things started but somehow, this started with my dad. My father was an electrical engineer and worked all his life as a manager at the Mexican power company. He loved food, but he could not cook if his life depended on it. In comes my mom, and she learned to cook all the delicious Mexican dishes my father loved. So you would wonder where did the restaurant come into play? That is the odd part. Somehow my dad, the engineer, always told my brothers and me how great it would be to have a restaurant, all along encouraging us to learn engineering. Engineering, food. There is room for one more thing.
I lived most of my professional life with computers, but I still had a restaurant in scope after Stan and I started the Inn. 40 years of my dad hinting for a restaurant and 5 years to build and get it going, but this is for my father, the engineer that loved food. This is also for my mother too, who learned to do so many dishes for my father. Her favorite phrase and secret for cooking is to “sazonar” the food. I did so much “sazonar”, I finally figured out what she meant. Yes, food tastes better.
I hope to introduce some of the Mexican food I grew up with and my mother cooked for my dad. We have so much delicious Mexican food, and it is not only tacos. You also do not have to worry about me. My mom loves spicy food; I do not. I love flavor and when I cook, I bring in the smells, colors, and taste that will call your attention.
Stan Ovrevik's Story
In my previous life (before being an innkeeper), I had the privilege of being able to travel the world. One of the elements of traveling that always set the various destinations apart to me was the various cuisines.
Hong Kong was street food in Kowloon and dim sum in Stanley on a floating restaurant. Peru was the base of the mountain going up to Machu Picchu and ceviche for lunch. In France, the memory of accidentally ordering frogs legs (my French is horrible) at the restaurant in a small hotel in the Loire valley.
Ultimately, I loved trying different things that the various chefs could “bring to the table” in the various destinations. Now Odo and I are fortunate enough to have found a chef whose imagination is equally as big as our own. We are happy to explore his range and throw in a few things from our own experience from time to time as well. We hope you enjoy your culinary travels with us!
Caitlin Hyland's Story
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am thrilled to introduce you to our newest team member, Caitlin Hyland! Caitlin’s journey with our restaurant is nothing short of remarkable, and we are excited to have her as our main chef, kitchen manager, and a key player in our culinary team.
Some may remember Caitlin from 2020 when she was a dedicated and skilled kitchen staff, working alongside Mike Jannis. Her passion for food and her incredible work ethic were evident even then.
January of 2023, Caitlin re-entered our lives, and we couldn’t have been more fortunate. Recognizing her exceptional culinary talents, we offered her the position of chef, and she has truly shone in this role. Caitlin has taken charge of our kitchen, leading with creativity and innovation.
One of Caitlin’s standout accomplishments has been her role in designing our restaurant’s menu, which has received rave reviews from our patrons. Additionally, she has expertly handled all catering for events and special occasions, including our popular “murder mystery” nights which everyone raves on her food. Her dedication to ensuring memorable dining experiences has been nothing short of extraordinary.
Now, Caitlin is embarking on her next culinary endeavor with us – “Rosewood Palate.” We have every confidence that her passion, skill, and commitment to excellence will shine through in this exciting project.
Please join me in giving a warm welcome to Caitlin Hyland, our talented main chef, kitchen manager, and a key player in our culinary team, and in celebrating her journey with us. We can’t wait to see where her culinary expertise will lead our restaurant in the future.
Welcome, Caitlin! The kitchen is yours! 🍽️👩🍳”