Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wining and dining

Scala Vinoteca is a real metropolitan diamond and the newest entry into mature wining and dining , a wine bar that opened about three months ago right in the very fashionable and fabulous heart of Athens, in Kolonaki.

But unarguably, it is not the Fiberglass Shell chairs by C&R Eames for Modernica that have the leading role here, although they might at first try to steal it! That belongs alone to the menu itself (very Mediterranean compiled together by Christoforos Peskias and his student, Thodoros Kyprianides) as well as to the rich wine card.

With a strong resemblance to Spanish vinerias, it was two great architects, Andreas Kurkulas and Maria Kokkinou (well known for their previous work on the Benaki Museum) that gave the place –miles of miles away from maximalism- its simple character and strong attitude through the use of simple materials such as wood and aluminium.

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