We've been speculating about where chef Zoi Antonitsas might land after she announced her November departure from Westward. Would she open her own restaurant, perhaps?
Well, now we can stop guessing: We just received word that Antonitsas has ended her free agency and joined the staff of Capitol Hill Greek restaurant Omega Ouzeri, which is quite a coup for them, as Antonitsas has received lots of good press for her cooking and was named to Food and Wine’s list of Best New Chefs this year.
But it's also a good move for Antonitsas, who joins a restaurant already killing it with the critics and becoming a crowd favorite. The buzz just earned them the "So Hot Right Now" title at the recent Eater Awards. The expectations of this collaboration are going to be sky high.
"Our mission at Omega is to showcase the extraordinary depth and diversity of Greece’s food, wine, culture and philosophy,” says Thomas Soukakos, owner/manager of Omega Ouzeri. “Zoi’s dishes and personal touches throughout a restaurant epitomize the Greek experience of sharing good food and time, with friends who are family. We are excited about what this collaboration will mean for Seattle, the Pacific Northwest, and Greece.”