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Chef Mariana Mitsou

Executive Chef 

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Marianas creativity and knowledge, combined with the experience she has planting and growing her ingredients before she gets to use them in her recipes; not only will bring back memories but create new ones as well. She insists on keeping the food simple and let the ingredients be the protagonist!


It was her knowledge and appreciation of raw material, that became her ticket to the culinary scene of Athens, where she worked for a few years, quickly moving forward to assuming the responsibilities of a chef. In the summer of 2017, while working for the season on a Greek island, she grasped the opportunity that she was given, to return to the U.S., her birthplace, to New York.


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James Paloumbis 

Director of Operations

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22-year lifestyle & hospitality investor, entrepreneur, executive, and consulting expert, in high-end restaurant, QSR (quick-service restaurant), and club markets.


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Thanos Christodoulou

Wine Director

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Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Thanos brings over 15 years of experience in the wine and beverage industry with superb hospitality.


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Fotis Batza

Head Bartender & Mixologist

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Fotis born and raised in Athens, always had a passion for drinks and curious concoctions. He has an experience in hospitality that spans over 2 decades. He has been a working bartender in Athens, London, NY, Cyprus and the Greek Islands curating experiences of the highest level.