Effective immediately, Gus Silivos is the new Executive Chef and Director of Operations. He and his team will manage all operations in the banquet and event facility and 15 room hotel. In addition, Skopelos Restaurant will reopen in the Atrium at New World Landing in 2016.
Skopelos, founded in 1959 by the Silivos family, operated out of their Scenic Highway location until 2009. Since then they have offered catering services and limited items from the Skopelos menu through their other local establishments, Scenic 90 Café and Nancy’s Catering and Events. Scenic 90 Café and Nancy’s Catering & Events will continue under the direction of Gus Silivos and his son, Paul. “I am excited about the partnership with New World Landing,” said Silivos. “Take the top-notch facilities and services that they are already providing and combine what we can offer by reopening Skopelos as part of that — it’s a win-win for the Pensacola area.”
About New World Landing
New World Landing, located on Palafox Street in historic Downtown Pensacola, opened in 1982 and has since served and entertained thousands with events ranging from business meetings, social and business lunches/dinners, weddings, and large charity galas. The property consists of the largest banquet room in Pensacola, smaller indoor and outdoor reception areas, as well as a 15-room Boutique Inn in a historical setting. The hotel lobby walls are adorned with photos of the many celebrities that have stayed at New World Inn.
About Skopelos Restaurant
Skopelos opened its doors in 1959 and became a Pensacola tradition, known for fine dining and exceptional service. The name Skopelos is derived from the Greek island of Skopelos in the Aegean Sea, which is where the Silivos family originates. Skopelos has been the recipient of many prestigious awards and has had the honor of serving many well-known personalities, including former President and First Lady, George and Barbara Bush.