What was formerly Parea, Cleveland chef Michael Symon’s brief New York stint, will become a rustic Greek eatery on Saturday, November 15th. Owner Stavros Aktipis (Kellari Taverna) has taken over the Gramercy space to install Kellari’s Parea Bistro, the first casual spinoff of this midtown Greek flagship and his first “green” eatery.
Aktipis has done away with Parea’s sleek decor and oddly-shaped communal table, transforming it into a bistro with reclaimed wood floors, wine barrels, leather seating, and a wood-burning pizza oven.
Chef Gregory Zapantis will oversee the organic menu, printed on recycled paper. The contemporary rustic cuisine will feature fire-roasted sweetbreads, eggplant with feta ice cream, skewered filet mignon, and Greek pizzas. Entree highlights include 24-hour marinated lamb, grilled mediterranean bass with wild greens, and slowly baked rooster. Yes, rooster.
Address: 36 East 20th St., btwn. Park & Broadway
Opens: November 15th
Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 11:30a.m.-11:30p.m.
Until we eat again,
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