For us at AMBELA, Time is color, Time is unwinding, Time is creation. It’s the physical distance which separates the bloom from its fruit. It’s the space necessary for an idea to grow, for our tastes and flavors to get from the pot to your plate. It’s the forgotten charm of the experience lived. 
To us, Time spells neither “coercion” nor “chore”: It’s awe at the beauty of “hatching”, the sweet wait for something beautiful that is on its way to being born! 
And that’s because hidden within the process simultaneously are quality and substance. It’s the only way to make a friend out of Time and give the expression “all in good time” its due! 
 
Food will do what it always does best: serve the basic human need for survival. At the same time, it will also do what it, again, always does best: be the most delicious reason for us to get together, to shoot the breeze (literally, in our case!), to drink, to remember, and to hope. It is at that point that food becomes the common ground between experience and memory and, ultimately, the common ground for the expressions of culture. 
Mealtimes are quality times, they’re “enjoy” times, they’re “relax” times, they’re rituals, a gift “from us to us, with love Us”, a full-blown experience that is as personal as it is collective. 
* To us, cooking is imagination, creation, void of pretension and complacency. 
* Cooking is giving, it’s meant for that “other one,” the visitor, the guest, the friend, the stranger. 
We draw our inspiration from the rich tapestry embroidered with the tradition of the Aegean cuisine, especially from that part which hails from the islands of the South Aegean, from its inventiveness, diversity, and combination of ingredients.