According to the ancient stories of Greece, the Phoenicians were the first inhabitants of our mesmerizing island, beautiful Syros. The ancient Phoenicians were so stunned by the island’s lingering beauty that they named the island OUSYRA meaning ‘happy’ which eventually came to be known as SYROS.
OUSYRA is where it all began, in the feeling of happiness, pleasure and home. OUSYRA is who we are and how we want to make every person coming to our restaurant feel. Let us tell you a story, about the people, the scents, the culture…Let us introduce you OUSYRA.
Costas Tsingas is a professional cook, journalist, restaurateur based in Athens, Greece. Costas studied sociology in New York, where he lived for over 20 years. He has cooked and written about Greek food and cooking all over the world and has a passion for Greek ingredients. He is involved with Pere Ubu since its inception in 2004, when he returned to Greece to be the Culinary Director of the Olympic village for the Athens Olympics.