World-renowned chef Emeril Lagasse recently launched Rodos in the lobby of Chelsea’s Hotel Henri with restaurateur Yiannis Chatiris on January 8th.
“Yiannis and I have known each other professionally for years and became friends,” Lagasse said. “I’ve had more than 75 offers to open in New York but nothing was right until now.”
The restaurant itself is a healthy Greek food with some New Orleans decadence.
“I’m inspired by the food and the people of Greece,” Lagasse said. “I’m a fanatic about fish and so are the Greeks. That’s why the food there is so magical. They are surrounded by the sea and the things that come out of the sea are incredible.”
Rodos is Lagasse's first restaurant in New York City.