home & garden
ABOVE The cocktails and conversation are always flowing at Giorgios’ outdoor kitchen. LEFT A vine-covered walkway takes Giorgios from his house to the pool and the Little River.
food should be medicine, and medicine should be food.” This ideology shaped him into the awardwinning restaurateur many Durhamites know him as today. Of his Durham restaurants, Parizade was voted one of our readers’ favorites this year for its Mediterranean dishes, and Vin Rouge Executive Chef Matt Kelly was also named a Readers’ Favorite Chef. Like Giorgios’ restaurants, with their nuanced dining and design, the chef ’s backyard gives off its own entrancing aura. Thousands of plant species line the property, from a rose trellis to wispy wisteria to Italian cypresses. It’s a romantic look, almost like a private resort. It took Giorgios, an avid art collector, more than two decades to craft this living masterpiece. 76
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