235 Healdburg Avenue, Suite 105
Healdsburg, California 95448
Brother and sister team (Chef Manuel and Lucia as your host) share a passion for food and their Portuguese heritage. In 1968, their father, Raimundo Faustino Azevedo, sold his worldly possessions, a pair of oxen and a milk cow, and moved his wife and two sons (Manuel, being the oldest) to Healdsburg, California, where their father worked as a dairyman. Lucia was born shortly thereafter. The family eventually grew to six and ultimately settled in Sonoma Valley in 1976.
The work of a dairyman was demanding and life in the United States was a challenge for a family of six, yet the family never lacked fresh delicious food. There was always an abundance of fresh milk, as well as sides of beef and pork on a biannual basis. The family grew its own vegetable garden and had fresh eggs daily courtesy oftheir hens. Their mother, LaSalette, made fresh cheese and bread on a weekly basis. The siblings were very much a part of the food gathering and preparation process in the family home. Neither of the siblings recall “learning” to cook; food preparation was always second nature -- in their blood. The parents learned of American foods through their children. The family table was an adventure.
As children of immigrant parents, the siblings grew up with a strong work ethic and desire for the American dream. Café Lucia is a culmination of that dream.
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