There is a Greek saying that literally translated, says “Which good wind brings you here?”. Kalos Aeras, which means “fair wind” in Greek, was named in honor of Buenos Aires where Christos, the owner of the place, spent several years working as an architect and chef. And you guessed it… Buenos Aires means “fair wind” as well. A few years back he decided that it was time to return and be a full-time chef. He wanted to recreate the atmosphere of old times when parties and family dinners were special occasions. And what better place to host his friends than his grandparents’ lovely home?
Although Kalos Aeras is located on a busy road, there is no noise penetrating the leafy veranda, and stepping into the house is like time-traveling back to the 60s. Christos has preserved much of the family history by making minimal changes to the décor and using the recipes his grandmother taught him.
I was introduced to Christos and Kalos Aeras by a mutual friend and felt the hospitality and nostalgia the moment I stepped inside. The last time I was there I tried the fig tart that brought tears to my eyes. However, you probably won’t have the chance to try this tart yourself, as the menu, which could be described as Mediterranean fused with Latin American, changes every month. There’s a set 5-course meal where you can choose between two dishes for each course. You will truly feel like a good wind brought you here.