The Wellesley Hotel will open its doors on Thursday, May 25th to kick off the 2017 season. The TI Park family is pleased to welcome David Gilberg and Carla Goncalves. David, a Rochester native, and Carla met at Haverford College. Shortly after graduation they married and began their careers in the professional kitchens of Philadelphia. In 2009, the couple opened a small BYO in Philadelphia inspired by Carla’s Portuguese heritage. The restaurant, KOO ZEE DOO, was very well received and garnered the couple seven James Beard nominations during its four-year existence. Since closing KOO ZEE DOO, David and Carla continue to explore and expound upon their passion for food and drink. The husband and wife team look forward to sharing their commitment to hospitality and a curated dining experience with the community of TI Park.
Built in 1903, the Wellesley Hotel boasts beautiful views of the St. Lawrence River, quaint Victorian décor and comfortable vintage suites. Maintained as they were originally built, each suite has two refreshingly simple rooms connected by a full bathroom. A continental breakfast of hot beverages and freshly baked pastries is available daily in the dining room for all of our guests.
The Wellesley Hotel Restaurant’s food and beverage programs embrace the principles of family, community and history that lie at the very heart of the TI Park ethos. Guests can expect drinks and light fare down in the pub and dinner, on the porch or in the dining room, will feature a selection of family style appetizers, house made pastas and responsibly sourced fish, meats, vegetables and grains. On the weekends, the restaurant will offer pub fare throughout the day on Saturday and will showcase a Sunday brunch service.