A DEDICATION DESTINATION
ROSE: THE INSPIRATION
The catalyst for the Daniels’ decision to start their restaurant was a heartbreaking event: Desmin’s sister was murdered, a victim of domestic violence. Shortly after this, Desmin’s beloved grandmother also passed away.
“The events in our lives though, inspired us to take the plunge and follow the dream we’d been talking about for a while...," Jania says. “Those events set the groundwork for us to say to ourselves, ‘If you want something, do it now.’”
Jania and Desmin decided to name their establishment Rose Petals Cafe after Desmin’s sister, whose nickname was Rose. Jania also notes that much of the menu is inspired by Desmin’s grandmother, “My husband’s grandmother was the family cook and taught him a lot of things in terms of ... culinary arts.”