The most common question asked by diners at Paradise Galleries near Washington is: “What do you like to eat?
I don’t want to be like you.”
The owner of Paradise Galleria, Paul Walden, is so passionate about his restaurant’s food, that he can’t wait to share his favorite dishes with diners.
Walden says he was inspired to create his own signature dish by his parents, who both worked at a restaurant in New York.
When he got home from work, he created the recipe for his own take on grilled cheese.
“They loved it, so I thought, ‘Let’s go for it,'” Walden said.
“We have all these different kinds of cheeses, and it was just perfect for us.
I really like it with roasted peppers, but I really liked it with onions, too.”
The dish, called the Old Fashioned, is a blend of Italian-inspired meatballs, garlic bread and green onions.
The dough is fried in a skillet, and the meatballs are coated in a sweet, smoky sauce.
“I thought, let’s try something that’s kind of American,” Walden explained.
“It’s not like the stuff you’d find in the store.
I wanted to do something that would appeal to Americans, and I figured I’d take a bite of that.”
When the restaurant opened in June, the restaurant was packed with customers.
It has been serving a rotating menu of sandwiches, salads and soups, and Walden’s new dish is one of his favorites.
He hopes to bring his Old Fashioneds to Washington in the near future.
The restaurant also sells a special menu that includes grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers and salads.
“We’re trying to bring some things to our community that haven’t been seen before,” Waldens mother, Julie Walden-Smith, said.
The restaurant is open every day and serves a variety of meals.
They also offer an off-menu menu, which offers more traditional Italian fare.
They’re offering salads, sandwiches, sandwiches with chicken, grilled cheese and sandwiches with veggie.