As a disillusioned young lawyer dealing with the debts, deaths and divorces of his firm’s clients, the negativity of the profession slowly starts to poison his soul with cynicism. He quits the profession and joins the diplomatic corps instead arriving in New York and immediately being thrust into the high-stakes world of international politics.
He returns to South Africa after his diplomatic post and realises that working as an international advisor is not for him. He moves to Hout Bay where he buys a run-down pub set in a historic hundred-year-old farmhouse on the beach. He shuts down the pub, renovates and converts it into his dream restaurant, Lemonia Greek Taverna, at a location where many have failed. The local barflies and village idiots predict his demise in a notoriously fickle seasonal town. Costa is determined to prove them wrong.
This book is dedicated to all those brave souls yearning to escape from it all.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Costas Ayiotis is a former lawyer, UN diplomat and restaurateur. He obtained a BA LLB and MA in Applied Ethics from Wits. He represented South Africa at the United Nations in New York where he reported on the Iraq war in the Security Council. He is Joburg based and loves writing, travelling and cooking to relax.
'My Big Fat Greek Taverna: From Diplomacy to Ouzo' is published by Melinda Ferguson Books, an imprint of NB Publishers