Kiki’s Kitchen plans expansion



PLAINVILLE — The community will add another restaurant option in early December when Kiki’s Kitchen opens up at 284 Farmington Ave., up the road from the YMCA. The eatery will serve up Mediterranean and Greek food, as well as some Italian favorites.[

Plainville resident Katholiki Georgaras Morin – also known as Kiki – started Kiki’s Kitchen from her home in 2020. Customers would place their orders one day in advance, and Morin would get to work preparing the food in her commercial-size kitchen.

“This year, we are fortunate enough to find a retail location here in town to expand into,” said Morin, a self-taught cook. “We will have indoor seating as well as an outdoor patio, delivery, and best of all, we have a drive-thru window.”

Morin said the restaurant will offer “something for everyone,” including vegan and gluten-free options. The menu includes gyros, wraps, pizza, wings, grinders, soups, salads, desserts, and much more.

“Everyone has heard about how healthy and delicious Mediterranean cuisine is,” Morin said, “and now they will be able to experience it for themselves, either on the go, have it delivered, or come in and order at the counter, try some samples and then be seated.”

Town Manager Mike Paulhus is pleased to see Kiki’s Kitchen thriving in Plainville.

“I certainly look forward to meeting the owners and trying their food,” Paulhus said. “I wish them great success in their new location.”

Before coming to Plainville, Morin and her husband resided in Southington. Also, Morin lived in Rhodes, Greece for 20 years.

“We want to continue making traditional Greek dishes and new creative dishes with a homemade quality, and we are happy to include pizza and some pizzeria standards, which is something I grew up with,” Morin said. “My parents owned a few pizza places in Connecticut during the 70s and 80s when they lived here, and one of my sisters owned a restaurant in Greece as well.”

Before devoting herself to cooking, Morin taught English in Greece, and then taught Greek in the U.S.

“Teaching was a very enjoyable occupation, but my love for food was always my passion, and being able to make people happy through food kept pushing me in this direction. Since I was little, I remember visiting my grandparents in Greece and helping my grandmother cook dinner and break bread,” Morin said.

“My mother and grandmother are the two women that inspire me, and most of my dishes they taught me how to make.”

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