Giorgios Bakatsias announced that finishing touches have been completed for the newest Giorgios Hospitality Group restaurant to be located in Cary.
The restaurant, simply named Giorgio, will open to the public Dec. 17 for dinner. The 7,000 sq. ft. freestanding restaurant is located at 4300 NW Cary Parkway near the intersection of High House Road at the community of Preston.
This newest addition to the Giorgios brand will bring back a Giorgios Bakatsias restaurant to the town of Cary after a 25-year absence. Although the building once housed a seafood restaurant, Giorgios Bakatsias, known for his innovative restaurant design, has transformed the interior with dark wood floors, bright colors and spectacular lighting to create a visual journal of the seasons to stimulate the appetite while relaxing the soul.
“As a small child growing up in Karista, Greece, I recall the sense of comfort I felt as my mother prepared masterful dishes in our family kitchen,” said Giorgios. “I intend to bring this romance of Mediterranean aromas and flavors to a style of cooking I call New Mediterranean Cooking.”
“It is the melding of the traditions of European cultures, specifically those of Spain, Italy and Greece, and applying a contemporary approach using fresh local ingredients and today’s healthy sensibilities.”
Girogio will have four unique areas for dining: a multi-level dining room, a large bar and lounge, and two private dining/meeting areas. The restaurant will seat approximately 225 patrons. Entrée prices will range from $7 to $24 for dinner and lunches around $8.
“We will focus on the highest quality ingredients possible, simply prepared and presented in a sophisticated atmosphere without all the fuss. We are pleased to be able to return to Cary with a restaurant that is so well suited to its passion for life.”
The menu is the brain child of noted celebrity chef, Ricky Moore, who has worked as executive chef for several Washington, DC, restaurants and was an Iron Chef competitor. Chef Moore promises exciting dishes inspired by the New Mediterranean theme.
Giorgios Bakatsias has created some of the Triangle’s most notable restaurants, among them are Parizade, Vita, Nasher Museum Café, and Vin Rouge in Durham, and Bin 54 and Spice Street in Chapel Hill.