"Fall in love, stay in love and it will decide everything. What is guiding your decisions these days?" Repost from @fuchilafresheners. What's guiding my decisions these days? Love for my family and Love for hospitality.
“Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, whom you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in Love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.” Fr. Pedro Arrupe S.J.
Over the past two years - where we saw a virus destabilize our lives, our habits and our certainties - our parents have proven to us that Love is the answer. Krishan has avoided retirement with the opening of our new restaurant, Ula - Gems of the Sea (www.ulasf.com). Arti has just been recognized as one of the leading 100 Realtors in the Bay Area. My siblings continue to move through their life phases where something funny or unusual is always happening. Our family has celebrated our growing village with Amar and Leah welcoming their son, Jay. Nehika has moved to New York to pursue graduate studies and welcome new opportunity and friendship. Laura has found a new home teaching in a middle school in the Bay Area and is embracing both the expected and unexpected chaos of establishing a new home. I wish here to express particular gratitude and understanding for my wife since the world of a hotelier or restaurateur is all-consuming and we are working together to make that quality time.
I returned from Taiwan earlier this year and am thankful Laura moved for me. We settled in our home here in San Francisco and I went back to work immediately. We re-opened Zingari for in-door dining and live jazz everyday. We helped some Austrian wine enthusiasts in the East Bay find wine from Tscheppe, Werlitsch, and Muster through our wine shop. We filled our Piano Room with trios and good vibes every night. We welcomed our kitchen and service team back and are currently hiring for Chefs, Servers and Managers. We are making bookings for holiday parties and holiday dining. We opened our new sister restaurant, Ula Mediterranean Dining & Cocktails with Chef Ryan Simas.
Many thanks to Chef Victor Cedillo and our kitchen and service team who makes all this possible. Many thanks to Alan Hopkins, San Francisco Area Manager for Wyndham Hotels, and the Wyndham corporate team who supported us as we pivoted in every direction during the pandemic shutdown periods. Many thanks to our guests who continue to dine, support, and share our restaurant with friends and family. Bottom line, we are filled with gratitude and we look forward to serving you.
My passion is deep and sincere, and I want nothing more than to share this with others. "The more I give to thee, The more I have." William Shakespeare. With Love from Zingari & Ula, we wish you a happy holiday season and new year.