It started with a bedtime story that Andrew Cochran, the creator of Theodore Albanian-born restaurateur, Bujar Daku, along with his brother Gani Daku, brings old-world charm, passion and perfection to each delectable dish. Renowned executive chef Bujar is responsible for maintaining the quality, taste, and authenticity of La Fontana’s cuisine, selecting fresh ingredients by hand, everyday. If it’s not good enough for his table, it won’t make it to yours. Chef Bujar and his family came to the United States from Albania in 1990 in search for freedom, successfully working his way through the kitchens of some of the top restaurants in Philadelphia..
In 1998, Chef Bujar, a former chef at La Veranda and La Buca restaurants in Philadelphia, struck fine dining gold when he opened his first restaurant, La Fontana Del Mare in Strathmere, New Jersey. Voted Best of South Jersey, the popular La Fontana Del Mare has brought fine dining to the shore. In 2006, He, along with his brothers, opened La Fontana Della Citta in near Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square, followed by La Fontana Coast in Sea Isle City in 2008. During the summer of 2013, La Vecchia Fontana opened as his newest addition.