Beth Adams, Sarah Morris, and Kim Shipley, assumed ownership
January 21, 2022. Now in its twentieth year of operation,
Protocol offers a beautiful collection of curated brands, including
Baccarat, Herend, Simon Pearce, Matouk and more.
42 july 2022
BAKATSIAS immigrated to the United States
from Greece when he was 12 to live atop his
brother Johnny’s diner in Burlington, North
“I learned a lot about work ethic from Johnny,” says
In 1978, when he was just 21, Bakatsias opened his first
restaurant named BC, which stood for Bakatsias Cuisine. It
was the first Greek fine dining restaurant in the Triangle.
Kipos will offer many traditional Greek favorites such
as avgolemono (chicken and rice soup), spanakopita (a
baked pie of crispy layers of flaky phyllo dough filled with
spinach and feta) and moussaka (eggplant, beef, potato,
béchamel soufflé) as well as many locally sourced seafood
dishes and fresh salads.
“That excites me because the body recognizes the clarity
of great ingredients,” says Bakatsias.
Just as he demonstrates in his décor choices, Bakatsias
also believes in letting the natural tastes of the food shine
“When I was in Wilmington at the market, I found
some grouper and swordfish and cooked it in a way with
just a light poaching with a touch of saffron and it became
so delicate,” he says. “For me, I react with the ingredients.”
The ingredients of the design are an important compo-nent
of any experience. Bakatsias is excited for guests to
enjoy the food and the new light and airy feel of the space.
“Being that it’s coastal and Greek, we have chosen these
light surfaces so when
you walk in your
heart opens up with
brilliant lightness to
bring happiness and
joy. Design has to
come from the heart,”
Protocol, Wilmington’s premier destination for gifts,
bridal registry, home accessories and furnishings,
has announced a change in ownership.
3502-A Wrightsville Avenue
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
www. p rotocolgifts.com
T H E I N G R E D I E N T S
“Garden” in Greek.
Outdoor seating is
designed for guests
to experience a
Natural wood tables
and Greek pottery
are brought togeth-er
with fresh flowers
and elements of