Paje' bring elegance to central city restaurant scene
Carole Meekins reports. Video by tmj4.comvideo
MILWAUKEE - A new destination on King Drive in Milwaukee is serving up elegant dining.
Paje' opened up last year, and is already boasting some famous clients.
"Since we've been in business we've had the pleasure of having Barack Obama's sister, we've had Governor Deval Patrick, and we've also had Keke Palmer here," said co-owner DeVon Dent.
The high ceilings and exposed brick are drawing families from all over Milwaukee.
The owners strive to offer insight into history through food, arts and music.
What does the name Paje' mean?
"Paje' is an African village in Tanzania and South Africa. My partner's family is from there, her family roots are from there so we decided to go with that name," explained Dent.
The chefs are proud of their updated versions of southern classics.
Chef Dion Willis admits,
"The whole idea is not to cook what you like. You cook in the way you think your guest would want," said Chef Dion Willis.
"Pleasing customers is fulfilling," Chef Walter Matthews told us.
"You can let your mind explore, and with that bring great taste and best presentation. The most rewarding thing is seeing a smile on a customers face, and hearing something positive about the dish that they just had."
The staff at Paje' is convinced it is a recipe for success.
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