Dream comes true for Greek Actor with opening of Kuzina


Kuzina (Greek for Kitchen) is a new restaurant which aims to give customers an ‘Authentic Taste of Greece with a Modern Twist.’

Located at 18 Howe Street in Edinburgh’s New Town it is the first restaurant for owner Konstantinos Karvelis (above left) who arrived in Edinburgh in 2018, and he describes the opening of Kuzina as “a dream come true”. He says, ‘Having graduated from the National Theatre of Greece and worked as an actor for around 15 years I have an artistic outlook on life and I believe this is reflected in Kuzina. When we found our space in the New Town it required a significant upgrade in terms of the presentation of the building. It has been wonderful to use my skills and see my artistic passion come alive in the design and ambience.

‘Developing our menu alongside our Executive Chef Dimitris Dimitriadis (above right) and head chef Konstantinos Sakellariou has been a pleasure.’

Dimitris Dimitriadis has worked alongside many distinguished Greek chefs and with many prestigious restaurants as head chef both in Greece and abroad. While Head chef, Konstantinos Sakellariou having finished culinary school both in Greece and France, began his career in London and worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants, 5-star hotels and private members clubs.

The exterior of the building in the New Town has been thoughtfully developed and features a famous Greek poem – Ithaka by C.P. Cavafy, widely considered the most distinguished Greek poet of the 20th century. This poem was specially selected by Konstantinos Karvelis as he wanted to present a sense of the ancient Greek wall paintings carved in stone which is inextricably linked to Greek History. He believes ‘it represents man’s constant struggle for survival and the triumph of values against the fear we ourselves put in our way. I am always inspired and feel strong when I read it, particularly now that I am starting on the next stage of a constant journey.’


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