The Portland Press Herald

At Evo, modern design and cooking methods meet an ancient cuisine

At Evo, modern design and cooking methods meet an ancient cuisine

When Casey Prentice opens Evo at the Hyatt Place hotel in the Old Port on June 7, it will be the third, high-end eastern Mediterranean restaurant to make its debut in Portland in eight months.

Like fellow Old Port newcomers Ebb & Flow and Tiqa, Evo offers a stylish setting for food that, until recently, had been largely missing from Portland’s restaurant scene.

But although eastern Mediterranean is identified by foodnetwork.com and others as one of the fastest growing restaurant trends, Prentice – whose family’s company, The Prentice Group, also owns Chebeague Island Inn and is a managing partner in CPB2 LLC, the entity leading the development of Portland’s eastern waterfront – did not simply jump on the proverbial bandwagon with his latest project.