Chef Kody Harris has always had the secrets of fresh, homemade Greek cuisine in her blood. Starting Tuesday, Nov. 8, food enthusiasts will get to experience her innovative cooking at the opening of the fast casual concept Fresko.
Harris is no stranger to the Phoenix dining scene. The former Executive Chef of Thirsty Lion and current owner of BOH Consulting, Harris is Greek and learned the unique flavors of Mediterranean cooking from her grandfather, who was also a chef. Harris and her wife, Janna, are excited about the debut of Fresko.
“Fresko is the restaurant I’ve always wanted, from top to bottom,” Harris says. “Fresko translates to ‘fresh,’ and that’s exactly what we offer in this kitchen. Great food doesn’t have to be unhealthy food.”
Armed with the same wholesome ingredients and homemade recipes from Harris’ family, Fresko opens its doors in the Ahwatukee Plaza on the southwest corner of Elliot Rd. and 51st St.
With Greek classics like Souvlaki, Keftedes and Spanakopita, Fresko touts the disease-fighting benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, with fresh vegetables, nuts, grains and olive oil at the foundation of most dishes.
The restaurant’s interior is focused on recreating the authentic Greek home experience, with reclaimed barn wood walls, intricate tile work and a natural, countryside vibe. Paying homage to her roots, the walls include a side-by-side photo of her grandfather in his kitchen and Harris in hers.
Fresko is located at 5033 E. Elliot Rd. in Phoenix and is open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant doesn’t currently serve alcohol, but patrons can bring their own beer, wine and spirits. For more information and to see the menu, visit freskokitchen.com, or you can like their Facebook page at facebook.com/freskokitchen.