Cafe Parizade is an elegant, upscale Mediterranean restaurant in Durham. Located on the bottom floor of Erwin Square, it is an excellent place to have lunch with its outdoor seating or bring your favorite someone and experience dinner. Parizade was recently awarded "Best Power Lunch" by Triangle Business Journal.
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Robert Adams has been the Executive Chef for Cafe Parizade for over 18 years, taking the reins from Giorgio Bakatsias himself as clientele began to build. Bringing with him vast culinary creativity and a passion for Mediterranean cuisine, Chef Adams continues to deliver delicious gourmet dishes for loyal guests each and every night. You will often catch a glimpse of Chef Adams in Parizade's open kitchen as he directs his staff to prepare exquisite dishes inspired by the bountiful cuisine of the Mediterranean.
Since 1987, Giorgio Bakatsias has been the creative force behind more than thirty fine dining restaurants, food venues, and gourmet markets. His incredible gift of vision for the customer experience – along with his intuitive sense of cutting-edge trends in dining, and his international talent for menu composition- has resulted in legendary praise both from local and national food critics.
Now, a world renowned Restauranteur, Giorgios acquired his love of cooking at his mother´s stove in the quiet village of Karista, Greece. At the age of 12, George immigrated to the United States with his family to pursue the American Dream of success. His parents’ enterprise, a small diner above which they lived, was his introduction to Durham and the American way-of-life.
Giorgio´s culinary education has been a world-wide learning experience, from Paris to the Mediterranean to New York. By the age of 23, he already owned several restaurant properties and has conceived numerous more. His passion, talent and enthusiasm for life have lead to some remarkable experiences... from carrying the Olympic torch during his brief career as an athlete, to catering an event for 10,000 guests on the White House lawn.
George Bakatsias is known for his boundless energy, unmistakable laugh and eternal optimism- proving that if you embrace life, it will give you untold experiences and pleasures.
Our private dining rooms are available for advance reservation.
We'll help you create a unique experience for every occasion.
Cafe Parizade has provided professional hospitality services for hundreds of events over the past two decades. No matter the function, we have the experience and dedicated staff to create an experience and make your next event a success. Whether you bring your guests to our restaurant or wish for our kitchen to come to you, rest assured they are going to receive the best service, food and atmosphere that the Triangle area has to offer.
Our Catering Director is available Monday - Friday, 11 am - 4 pm for booking consultations.
Jennifer McGowan - Catering Director 919.286.9712 email@example.com
Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Monday - Thursday 5:30 - 9:30pm ~ Friday & Saturday 5:30 - 10:30pm ~ Sunday 5:30 - 9:00pm
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