The only place in the world with a historic airplane of Cesena Bonanza airplane parked next to Steak House!
Yes, I opened a Plumeria Steakhouse on Beach Road, Garapan, Saipan. It occupies about 3,600 square feet of space along the Beach Road, in the heart of Garapan, Saipan. During this slow times, or pandemic should I say, I managed to prepare and overcame the odds into productive and positive thinking of new emerging dining place.
Yes, it was very challenging needless to say, we live on a group of small islands in a remote part of the planet and it has not been easy on logistic wise, getting the items on time, availability of equipment and high-value of item sourcing etc. However, in the middle of this COVIC-19 PANDEMIC, I managed to do many things consistently and sentimentally.
First, I plan things ahead in days and weeks. Such as menus, equipment, testing and experimenting, painting, cleaning etc. the Plumeria Steakhouse and Ete Café adheres to the CNMI protocols placed by the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation and the CNMI COVID-19 Task Force such as temperature checks, enforcement of social distancing precautions and promote the wearing of face mask, tables are set up 6 ft. apart, and most importantly, all employees are fully vaccinated. This gave me a sense of responsibly and security that I am not going to be worried or afraid of this C-19. My mind was focused and set on opening the business as long as I am able and alive. I did this by taking care of myself … eat regularly, do my morning exercise, and sleep enough hours that I will get day by day and not get tired.
I must admit having a unique kind aircraft gave me a different pleasure on my daily routine. The dedication and time I put into this establishment was very satisfying and joyous. In other words, it gave me a fulfillment and sense that hey I survived and that I can do it!
It also made me happy that I can show to friends and business associates that I can deliver as promised on the picnic table. I can never forget when and who helped to accomplish this project. SBA and BOS helped me a lot.
Many times that path we take are long and hard, but my local friends gave the strength and vision to finish and I am forever thankful to them. Again, yes, there were many challenges but I was determined to finish and get it done!
Yes, once again I must admit, I had difficult time getting ready to open for Tourism as I had no control of this giant external events that hit us unexpectedly. But I took pride on this project as I wanted locals and tourists alike can come in and enjoy mouthwatering St. Louis Ribs and our patented ‘fat, juicy steaks.’
Others like …. Spinach and Caesar salads, different variety of soups, pizzas, pastas, ribeye steak burgers, Wagyu beef burgers and Wagyu steaks, fresh salmon Classics and Onaga Classics are some of our menus!
In closing, I always wanted to serve the community well, for our precious warm nice local residents – and tourists too. I would love to see people hang out at the Plumeria Steakhouse and enjoy the ambience I created and dance to our live (coming soon) music. Not to mention our island Chamorro and Carolinian music.
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