The owl (“koukouvaya” in Greek) is a symbol of the city of Athens and wisdom, and perches firmly on the rooftop of 2A Chatzigianni Mexi Street – six storeys above ground. Cookoovaya greets you and offers you a chair. “Where should I rest my right hand?” you might wonder, but the answer comes easily from your personal experience: you will clink your glass loudly, you will eat, and you will have an impact on your dinner partner. Cookoovaya alights on your linen napkin, hovers above the room, tasting and yearning, pouring wine into glasses. It peeks at its guests from the open kitchen.
Chefs Spyros and Vangelis Liakos, Pericles Koskinas, Nikos Karathanos and Manos Zournatzis – ten pairs of hands and eyes, all welcome you to Cookoovaya.