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Farmington welcomes new Greek restaurant- White Fox Taverna

Niko Regas will be opening the White Fox Taverna later this month.

FARMINGTON - A slice of Mediterranean life will be moving into town this summer with the opening of White Fox Taverna- a Mediterranean restaurant expected to open at the end of this month.

The White Fox, owned by Niko Regas, will be settling in at the former Big Sky Grill located next to Narrow Gauge Cinemas. The building is owned by John Moore, who will be leasing it to Regas. Although it will be his first time striking out on his own, Regas comes from a long line of cooks. The self-taught cook has most recently been working as the executive chef for Emilitsa in Portland- an upscale Greek restaurant owned by his uncle.

"I've come to realize over the years there are things that I grew up with that I don't even have to think about now," Regas said.

Things like always having tzatziki (a yogurt and fresh herb dipping sauce) in the refrigerator, or skordalia (a garlic puree) on the table.

"Greek is my niche," he said.

The White Fox will feature many of Regas' strengths as a Greek chef, such as roasted lamb and duck. Regas said he is still narrowing down the menu, but he plans to put the focus on street foods at first and work his way up to more elaborate meals. Menu items will range from $5 to $15, with some occasional higher priced specialties. Regas said he plans to put the nine taps and his extensive knowledge of wines to good use as well, offering a curated list of beverage offerings.

In addition to featuring local musicians every Friday night on the outdoor patio, Regas will also be highlighting the region's agricultural strengths by using locally sourced food whenever possible.

"Being Mediterranean I'll have to outsource some things. But anything I can source locally I will," he said.

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  1. So excited to have Mediterranean cuisine in Farmington! Best of luck to you, Niko!

  2. It's been over thirty years since living in Greece.
    Really looking forward to this.

  3. So excited for this. Love middle eastern foods.

  4. Looking forward to it!!! Wishing you the best!!!

  5. Greeks know how to run restaurants and are hard workers. Check out the Diners in NJ..Most of the owners are from Greece and retire as millionaires. And the Food is Great!

  6. The Restaurant Business...the hardest job you'll ever love. Until you decide to get out.

  7. I can't wait! Hoping for a special Greek Easter meal next year ๐Ÿ˜

    I wish you great success!

  8. How fortunate for Farmington! Emilitsa's in Portland is known for its wonderful food. Giant Beans please and Octopus when you can get it. Welcome Nikos!

  9. I wish Niko the best in his new endeavor. My wife and I have enjoyed many delicious meals prepared by Niko at Emilitsa and weโ€™re anxious to experience the same at the White Fox Taverna!

  10. Mediterranean diet is based on Greek olive oil, vegetables, nuts, fruits and fish mainly. Not to be confused with middle eastern food. Totally different

  11. Excited to have a new and different option in town!

  12. I've been dying for a good gyro and Greek salad! Looking forward to this opening!

  13. Thank you for all the love everyone! Can't wait to open!

  14. Niko, please make meat pies.

  15. Dessert and appetizer...........baklava and spanikopita!!!

  16. This sounds wonderful. Can't wait.
    Moussaka! Pastitsio! Retsina!

  17. LOVE Mediterranean Cuisine! Looking forward to Dining here. Best of luck to you!

  18. Niko , best of luck . Can't wait to sample your fare.

  19. Can't wait! Variety is the spice of life~

  20. What great news for Farmington!! Much needed exciting food. Looking forward to eating Nico's fabulous food!!

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