German is a Colombian native, who loves wines as much as he loves good coffee from his country!
He came to Florida in 1983, to learn English and go to college. He met a French woman, Dominique, in 1985, married her in 1986 and bought the restaurant with her that same year.
German's parents were in the grocery and liquor distributing business in Bogota. They also had a restaurant at one point. So German was born to run his own business, and does it well!
He chooses the wines for the wine list, he also makes sure he has a few special bottles in the temp controlled cuvinet for his very special customers. He arranges wine orders by the case, since the restaurant has a full retail license. And of course organizes the restaurant monthly wine pairing dinners.
And when it comes to food, well, as he says it so well: " I am here for quality control". ....so he eats a lot!
German is very dedicated to the restaurant. He is on premises everyday, and can be found fixing something rather when the place is closed. The staff calls him McGyver, his daughter calls him "daddy fix it". He runs a tight ship, and that is why Cafe De France is still open and doing well after so many years!