Michael Psilakis Looking to Be In Multiple Places


photo by: Michael Harlan Turkell

While restaurants around the city are closing and struggling for business, Chef Michael Psilakis’s Kefi has been bustling since opening in its new location last December (505 Columbus Avenue). Along with partner Donatella Arpai, his restaurant empire continues to expand. In addition to serving casual Greek at Kefi, Italian at Mia Dona, and haute Greek at Anthos, they dynamic dining duo just announced plans to open a gastropub in the next two months. Amidst it all, Psilakis found time to answer our four questions not about food. His answers are after the jump…

What was the last book you read? Did you like it?

The last book I read was Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. I have read all
of his books, they are quick reads. I love them because they take you
to that quiet place when you’re along with you’re your thoughts and it
is all so well articulated.


What animal would you like to be reincarnated as, and why?

A black panther. They’re calculating, powerful and quick -and they have
black hair, which is the color of what my hair would be if I had any!


Choose a superpower.

The ability to be in multiple places at one time.


What did you dream about last night?

Sadly, I don’t remember my dreams. Once my head hits the pillow it is lights out in every sense of the words.

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