The Greek in One Arts Plaza Changes Chefs, Postpones Opening Date

The chef world is amazingly unpredictable. One day, you walk into The Greek – Pita, Meze, Wine (a restaurant that hasn’t even opened) and take photos of chef Richard Silva with owners Costa and Mary Arabatzis, and the next day (literally, the next day), the chef has already resigned.

I posted a sneaky look of The Greek’s interior on Friday with photos of Silva and the Arabatzis. Soon after I posted, Steven Doyle sent me a message saying he had just been there, too, and the Arabatzis were without a chef. Silva was gone.

This put owners Costa and Mary in a hot cooker. They were two/three days from officially opening their new restaurant in One Arts Plaza and missing a chef. Over the weekend, the Arabatzis have hustled and quickly found his replacement. Taylor Kearney, who was most recently seen at Boulevardier and Charlie Palmer, will step into the role of chef de cuisine.

One Arts Plaza spokeswoman Suzi Ellis says, “They will soft open this week and hopefully be open by the weekend. Taylor wanted to make some changes to the menu.”

UPDATE on 10/15: The Greek will open on Friday, October 19.