The Divani Caravel hotel, located in the heart of the Greek capital, recently introduced its newly-established JuJu Bar & Restaurant to Athens‘ residents and visitors, aiming to offer the best culinary experience in a “dream” environment.
“Juju means ‘spell for good luck’… and the JuJu Bar & Restaurant promises a divine culinary experience and lavish entertainment in a magical world, where reality and dreams come together,” the hotel’s management said in an announcement. “It is ideal for after office gatherings, business meetings, corporate events, dinner or cocktails.”
JuJu’s interior design has been inspired by the 1963 surrealist comedy-drama film “8 ½”, directed by Federico Fellini. According to management, art inspired by the film adds elements of surrealism and nostalgia to the surroundings.
“The black marble floor, the dark wooden surfaces, the Art Deco furniture and the imposing design invite guests to an authentic experience… The impressive digital screen catches the eye, also ‘embracing’ the wooden bar with colors and digital patterns… … The cinematic atmospheric lighting also adds to the unique style of the venue.”
Another impressive element of JuJu are the big windows surrounding the hall, which offer a clear view of the city.
JuJu’s aesthetics is also apparent in its gastronomy. Carefully prepared down to the last detail, its dishes constitute an exciting gastronomic journey to classic flavors and memories. The menu goes beyond the typical fine dining, offering traditional flavors with creative surreal twists.
The restaurant’s cellar includes a rich collection of selected wines from Greece and abroad, while visitors can enjoy Juju’s Singature Surreal Cocktails such as the seductive “Guido” and the exotic “Carla”, which are also inspired by the characters of “8 ½”.
JuJu’s music, selected by a DJ on a daily basis, also adds to the cozy atmosphere.