From Parea's press materials: "Parea is one of those wonderful Greek terms that is nearly impossible to translate. It describes a group of people who derive great pleasure simply by being together. Parea is a phenomenon."
Phenom or not, it is Michael Symon's (Best New Chef 1998, owner/chef of Cleveland's Lola) New York solo debut. Early tastings indicate that the cured meats are quite strong, as are many of the Mezethes.
Greek, Michael Symon, Best New Chef, Flatiron.
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