Leading restaurateur and interior designer Nick Mathers is opening up his new eatery, Kassi Club, on Tuesday, June 18, serving up a menu of Mediterranean island-flavored cuisine and cocktails in a chic Greece-inspired lounge on West Third Street, which is set to draw in A-list celebrities from all around the world!
The new restaurant takes its name and atmosphere from the Greek island of Kastellorizo, with Mathers telling The Hollywood Reporter that the concept was born while vacationing in yet another coastal getaway: “I was away with a bunch of friends of mine — a lot of them are Greek — in Uruguay, of all places. We were in Jose Ignacio, a beautiful little beach town, sitting around eating and drinking. I was like, ‘There’s no good Greek food. We should do a little Greek restaurant.’ It was a drunken conversation but it’s sort of come into fruition.”
Mathers’ other stylish establishments around Los Angeles draw the likes of celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Reese Witherspoon, Cindy Crawford, Dustin Hoffman, Aaron Paul and Alessandra Ambrosio, to name a few. With Kassi Club, he’s aiming for the weekend brunch crowd — likely to include A-list celebs along with local creatives, executives from nearby studios as well as average passersby.
With inspiration from beachside tavernas that he frequented in Greece, where he’s jet-setted to over the past 14 years, Mathers designed Kassi’s intimate interiors with surfaces made of stone from Ithaca, and oak flooring. Rounding out the stylish interiors are rattan ceilings, woven fiber wall decor, ceramic accents and leather and wood seating custom-designed by Mathers.
The eatery will debut with dinner through midnight on weekdays, brunch to late dinner Saturdays and brunch to dinner until 10 p.m. Sundays.
On the menu are woodfire-grilled mains including prawns served with malloreddus pasta and tomato water, chicken smothered in harissa honey, octopus paired with radish and beet salad and New York steak with herb butter. Lighter fare includes peach and buckwheat salad mixed with feta, mint and lemon-balsamic dressing; grilled watermelon salad with whipped goats curd and chilli basil seed vinaigrette; and a classic goddess salad served with green tahini.
A: 8422 West 3rd St., Los Angeles
*Source: Hollywood Reporter